Arsenal have agreed a deal with Aston Villa for Mathieu Debuchy’s loan move away from the club, according to reports.
It’s believed, according to the Express, that a fee in the region of £1.2m has been agreed with Remi Garde’s side, with the player looking to secure a move away later this month.
A number of clubs are believed to be interested in Debuchy’s signature, with the player himself confirming Villa were one of those.
The loan move away will come as a sigh of relief for the 30-year-old, who is aiming to gain as much first-team football as possible over the next six months, with the European Championship approaching in the summer and his place in France’s squad anything but secured.
Arsene Wenger has already given the green light on Debuchy’s move away, meaning the deal could be wrapped up within days.
The Frenchman has remained in training with the Gunners despite the speculation linking him with a move away, although now a fee has been agreed, once any formalities have been dealt with, he will likely be an Aston Villa player.
With Carl Jenkinson on loan at West Ham United until the end of the season, Arsenal have no first-team right-backs available, with Calum Chambers having been shifted into a central defensive role.