West Bromwich Albion have reportedly approached Arsenal about the signing of Mathieu Debuchy on a permanent deal in January. 

The Frenchman has seen his spot at right-back taken by youngster Hector Bellerin over the past 12 months after the Spaniard’s impressive breakthrough.

With Debuchy now is search of more playing time, the Birmingham Mail are reporting that West Brom have made an inquiry for the defender.

The baggies are familiar with representatives from Arsenal after successfully negotiating a loan deal for Serge Gnabry in July.

Arsene Wenger signed Debuchy from Newcastle just over a year ago for around £12 million but it is believed that the French star could be sold for a lower price.

The January transfer window is 16 days away from opening but the right-back can still make a verbal agreement over personal terms with Tony Pulis’ side.

After being dropped from the French national team selection, Debuchy expressed his frustration over lack of first team action last week.

“I really need to play. Didier Deschamps didn’t call me for the last two games, so it’s obvious, I’ve got to play more than I do, that’s why I want to talk to Wenger soon. I do have to accept it anyway, I can’t do otherwise. This situation doesn’t please me, but I have to accept it.” he said

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