Yann M'Vila has primed Arsenal for a summer bid after he admitted he's ready to leave Rennes after Euro 2012.
Arsene Wenger failed with a £20.1m bid for M'Vila on transfer deadline day, but the Arsenal manager could be encouraged to try again following the French international's latest comments.
Wenger is on the look-out for a central midfielder in January but he may have to wait until after the European Championships in Poland and Ukraine if he hopes to land M'Vila.
"I feel ready to leave now," M'Vila told Fifa.com "I just don't think it's a good idea with Euro 2012 coming up."
Wenger will have been encouraged by M'Vila's latest comments, particularly in light of an interview with his Rennes teammate Kader Mangane earlier this week.
Mangane told Goal.com that his teammate's "extraordinary abilities" were certain to see him play at a top European club in the near future.
"He might go to England but he also likes the Spanish league. I don't think he will leave in January but I think he will join Real Madrid or Arsenal next summer," Mangane said.
"The top clubs are right to scout him as I see him with a big career in front of him. Yann has the potential to be one of the biggest players in the world."