Gunners playing waiting game for Toulouse star.
Arsenal look to be favourites to sign Toulouse star Etienne Capoue – but he will not move in the January transfer window.
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Queens Park Rangers were thought to be closest to signing Capoue, who is a France international, but he now does not look likely to move this month.
QPR manager Harry Redknapp looked at the 24 year-old in a clear effort to boost his central midfield, after failing to sign fellow anchor player Yann M’Vila from Stade Rennais.
Russian club Rubin Kazan beat the West London side to his signature.
As for Capoue, he was reportedly keen to move to Queens Park Rangers, but his club president Olivier Sadran rejected the idea as he didn’t feel the team was prestigious enough.
“The club has no pressing need for money and I didn’t think it was a good move for him,” said Sadran to L’Equipe.
“He felt a move to QPR could be a springboard (to a bigger club) in England. I told him if they’re relegated, it could be an abyss.”
He will be allowed to leave the club in the summer, and Arsenal are likely to be at the front of the queue to sign him.
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