Arsenal have set £1million price tag for their defender Mathieu Debuchy and West Brom are highly linked with him.

The French right-back is desperate to leave Arsenal during this January transfer window after losing his first team place to Hector Bellerin.

He was the first choice of Arsene Wenger when he arrived in 2014 but due to repeated injuries and poor form have left him out of first team football.

According to a report from Daily Mirror, West Brom manager Tony Pulis have shown interest on Mathieu Debuchy, but he will have to splash out around £1million to bring the French defender to the Hawthorns.

Pulis has decided to end Serge Gnabry’s loan spell at the Hawthorns and replace him with the Debuchy. The 20-year-old German winger will now have his season-long loan scrapped by his parent club Arsenal after not a good spell at the Hawthorns under Tony Pulis.

Gnabry has only managed to play 12 minutes of Premier League football since signing in August and it is understood that he will be sent out on another loan spell by Arsenal, with a few of Championship sides, including Brighton, showing interest.

The Defender also needs to move away from the Emirates after he lost his spot to Hector Bellerin last term and failed to reclaim it and last week Arsene Wenger revealed that the veteran defender could leave the club in January.

The former Newcastle defender wants regular action to make it to the Euro 2016 team of France on home soil, having seen Bacary Sagna and Christophe Jallet picked up ahead of him in Didier Deschamps Euro squad in November.

However, Arsene Wenger not in a mood to just give him away so easily, the Gunners boss has already decided the price tag worth £1million for any loan outing for the 30-year-old.

West Brom were reported to be leading the chase for the defender but The Sun claim Aston Villa’s French manager Remi Garde is now looking to sign his compatriot to his club.

Interestingly, Garde was Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger’s first signing when he took charge of Arsenal in 1996 and could eventually use their good relationship to succeed the deal.

 

 

 

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