Rubin Kazan’s M’Vila is eyeing up a Premier League switch.
Both Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are among a host of clubs on alert as Rubin Kazan midfielders Yann M’Vila and Chris Mavinga are told they can leave the club, according to the Daily Express.
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The duo have found themselves on the periphery of the first team in Russia and Everton and Liverpool are also keeping a close eye on the situation.
Youngsters Paul Mogilevets and Elmir Nabiullin have usurped the midfielders and it’s been widely reported that manager Rinat Bilyaletdinov – who took charge in January – is keen to sign more Russian players in the summer.
This has sparked great interest from the Premier League, with M’Vila in particular having been a coveted player in England for some time.
The France international (who has been capped 22 times by the country to date) left boyhood club Stade Rennes in January 2013 for Kazan in a £9.6m move.
At 23-years-old and with international experience M’Vila is understandably a desirable asset, generally operating in front of the back four and breaking up play.
Mavinga meanwhile is better know to some fans in England having spent two years in the youth academy at Anfield, although never played a first team match before being sold to Rennes in 2011 and then following M’Vila to Russia in the summer of 2013.
The left-back has made just 15 appearances however and after only a year at Kazan the 22-year-old is already looking like leaving the club.
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