It’s frustration yet again for out of favour Arsenal right back Mathieu Debuchy in his bid to secure a move away from the Emirates.
The defender had been linked to a host of clubs this window but it emerged last week that Premier League relegation strugglers Aston Villa that had won the race to sign him on a temporary basis.
The defender himself had confirmed an interest in the move. “They [Aston Villa] are among the teams who want me,” he told French newspaper L’Equipe.
“I am looking at everything but it is not an option I have ruled out. It could be a great challenge – even if they are currently in trouble. “Aston Villa are one of the big English clubs. I also had the coach on the phone and the conversation went well.
“Whatever happens, even if it is to come back here in the summer and leave again, I have to leave this winter. I cannot stay at Arsenal.”
The deal is believed to close to falling through after The Telegraph via HITC reports that the Villa board who are unwilling to sanction big-money deals this month- are reluctant to go through with the deal as they aren’t willing to pay the £1.25m loan fee to sign Debuchy.
The breakdown in negotiations over a deal must be devastating for the France international defender who is desperate about a move in his quest for regular football. The right back is in danger of missing out on the France squad for the upcoming European championship in the summer.
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