Arsenal are back in negotiations for Rennes midfielder Yann M'Vila.

The Daily Mail says Rennes need money and are looking at selling M'Vila for around £17m. He has undoubted ability but it is well known that his lifestyle off the pitch isn't ideal. That has put Arsene Wenger off in the past and if he resurrects a deal he will seek re-assurances over the player's behaviour no doubt.

Tottenham scouts have watched Rennes a lot lately and Andre Villas-Boas has admitted a liking for the France international while Manchester City have also considered him as an alternative to their targets Daniele de Rossi and Javi Martinez.