Manchester United and Arsenal are both interested in signing Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans this summer, with the player favoring a move to the Gunners, according to Football Insider.
The Lowdown: United pipe Arsenal to Martinez
The Red Devils recently made defender Lisandro Martinez their third summer signing after Tyrell Malacia and Christian Eriksen. We think a deal is worth £57 millionwith United spicy Arsenal in the race for the Argentinian international.
It now looks like the two clubs could battle it out again in the transfer market, this time for Tielemans, who has been hailed as ‘one of the best European midfielders‘ by Foxes manager Brendan Rodgers.
The last: Tielemans’ latest transfer
Football Insider shared an update regarding Tielemans on Monday night, saying United and Arsenal were interested in his services.
However, their report says the Belgium international has told friends he would favor a move to Emirates Stadium rather than Old Trafford after entering the final 12 months of his contract at Leicester.
The verdict: Not ideal
United appear to be unlucky in their search for a marquee new central midfielder.
The Red Devils have agreed a fee with Barcelona for Frenkie de Jong, but the player has without intention to leave the Nou Camp to reunite with his former Ajax boss, Erik ten Hag.
It now looks like United could miss Tielemans as well, and with time running out before the new season there is a real possibility that Ten Hag will have to choose between Scott McTominay, Fred and Donny van de Beek when it comes to midfielder or central midfielder.