Good news for Arsenal fans: there are at least rumours that the Gunners will add a midfielder.
The latest name to pop up is Yann M'Vila, a defensive midfielder for Rennes. The Guardian reports that Arsene Wenger has bid on the 21-year-old, who is valued at £12 million.
M'Vila is under contract until 2015, and has a reputation for having a strong physical presence. Arsenal's regular defensive midfielder is Alex Song, and his backup is Emmanuel Frimpong. With Song on the bench due to suspension, Frimpong filled in to rather poor results, so M'Vila might be a very welcomed presence at Emirates.
A more pressing need is a creative midfielder. The Guardian and Metro have reported on another French midfielder, Marvin Martin of Sochaux. The 23-year-old star is known for his keen field vision, and efficient passing.
French-born winger Andre Ayew has also been linked to the Gunners. Ayew is only 21 years old, but already has 29 caps for Ghana. He is known for his speed, solid technique, and his physical threat.
News about French midfielders is even en vogue with players still on the club.
Reports suggest that Samir Nasri will still be moving on to Manchester City, despite an extended delay that resulted in Nasri playing against Liverpool on Saturday. Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini wants Nasri to sit against Udinese on Wednesday, but if all is in place, the French midfielder will be at Eastlands by then.
According to The Sun, Marseille manager Didier Deschamps confirmed that Arsenal was interested in adding Argentine midfielder Lucho Gonzalez on a loan, but Marseille broke off the deal.
Arsene Wenger believes that he is a great player who could be useful to his team even though he does not fit in with his recruitment policy, said Deschamps. He wanted him on loan but it was not acceptable to us, there are no negotiations.
The People has reported that Real Madrid midfielder Kaka might be available on loan. Kaka is not a major part of Jose Mourinho's plans, and might be an excellent fit for Wenger's squad. The Brazilian could serve as a quality short-term replacement until Wenger can land a star midfielder such as Eden Hazard or Mario Gotze.
Arsenal need to move forward with moves as the August 31 deadline looms. Wenger is under pressure even from his predecessor.
I can't believe they haven't got replacements in already, former Arsenal manager George Graham, told the BBC. 'They need experienced players in to help all the outstanding youngsters they have got.