Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy could head out to Sunderland who have emerged as rivals to Aston Villa in their attempts to secure the signature of the French player.
The Black Cats are desperate to sing a left-back before the transfer market closes on Monday and are looking for ways to hijack Aston Villa’s target.
Sunderland have already tried to bring in Lorient’s Lamine Gassama, but the Senegalese decided not to accept the offer from the Premier League strugglers.
And Daily Mail now reports that Sam Allardyce has spent Monday in London trying to seal the deal with Arsenal and Debuchy to bring the Frenchman on loan until the end of the current campaign.
In the meantime, Aston Villa also remain interested in the 30-year-old, but their priority is to bolster the attacking line.
Mathieu Debuchy has started only two Premier League matches this season and the lack of action in Wenger’s team has cost him the place in the French team.
With UEFA Euro 2016 approaching, Debuchy has recently expressed his determination to leave Arsenal and get enough playing time to get back in frame for the European Championship.
“I have to go this winter. I cannot stay at Arsenal.”
“As the weeks go by, we get closer to the Euros. I have to play to try to return as soon as March for the Netherlands and Russia friendlies”, he said.
Mathieu Debuchy arrived to Arsenal only 18 months ago from Newcastle United for a fee of £12 million, but he has played only 22 games in all competitions for Gunners and managed to get his name on the scoresheet once.