Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy is all set to leave the Emirates after the Frenchman last night had discussions with Aston Villa over a loan move for the rest of the season.
But Aston Villa will have to spend around £1.5m in loan fee along with his £60,000-per-week wages which remains a major stumbling block for other interested clubs.
But the Gunners right back now looks likely to leave for Villa after repeated interest from Roma, Monaco, Sunderland and Bayer Leverkusen fell away. West Brom were also interested in signing him.
Arsene Wenger also has confirmed that Arsenal will allow Debuchy to move out on a loan in order to help the Frenchman get regular first team football ahead of Euro 2016.
Meanwhile, Wenger will not rush through a move for Leicester’s Ben Chilwellin before Monday’s deadline and will bid for the highly-rated teenage left-back in the summer.
20-year-old Serge Gnabry is also now stuck in limbo after West Brom, despite cutting short his season-long loan move; yet to have agreed on a negotiation with Arsenal who wants to hold out for their loan fee before allowing him to move anywhere else.
The struggling right-back has played only two matches for Arsenal this term, with the speedy youngster Hector Bellerin making the first team spot his own with some outstanding performances while Aston Villa are trying in desperation to strengthen their squad to fight against relegation.
The French defender has made only 12 Premier League appearances since his move from Newcastle 18 months ago, as his injury problems last term giving young energetic Bellerin the first team opportunity he needed to push the veteran behind him.
Debuchy even few weeks ago blasted Arsenal boss Wenger accusing the French manager of misleading him about his future at Arsenal. The defender who was France’s first-choice right-back during the last World Cup, now desperately needs to get back into contention for his home Euro this year, having seen Bacary Sagna and Christophe Jallet picked up ahead of him in Didier Deschamps Euro squad in November.