According to respected journalist Ben Jacobs, Leicester City’s Youri Tielemans looks set to choose Arsenal over Manchester United. The Gunners could win the race for the highly rated midfielder in the coming weeks as Mikel Arteta looks to finish in the top four next season.
Speaking to GiveMeSport, Jacobs revealed the Belgian midfielder has his eyes set on a move to North London. The journalist said:
“He’s fully sold on a move to Arsenal, so if Manchester United made a bid for Tielemans they would only get him if Arsenal decide it’s okay, go ahead and take the player. It’s not not really a one-on-one.
“I think Manchester United’s potential interest in Tielemans, which has yet to be raised, could just catalyze Arsenal to make another offer or may cause Arsenal to say ‘I’m sorry, but we’re not interested. Go ahead and join Manchester United if you want”.
“But I don’t think Manchester United can beat Arsenal against Tielemans. It is not a question of deciding between the two.
The Gooners will be boosted by the prospect of adding more quality to their midfield with Tielemans. Mikel Arteta will hope to add the former Anderlecht midfielder to his ranks as the Gunners look to continue their rebuild under the Spaniard.
United fans will be hoping against hope, however, given their club’s current lack of transfer activity. The Red Devils hope they can complete their approach for Barcelona’s Frenkie De Jong and sign more players this summer.
Gunners and Manchester United contact Paulo Dybala’s agent – reports
Both teams are looking for a number of key players, and Tielemans isn’t the only star they should be fighting for. As Paulo Dybala’s contract at Juventus comes to an end, the Gunners and the Red Devils have both made the star a transfer target.
According to a report from FC Inter News, the Argentina international could move to Inter Milan this summer but the two sides have yet to agree on a deal. As negotiations continue between the star’s representatives and Inter, the two English clubs have reached out to his agent to understand the situation.
Dybala remains a brilliant option, although recent seasons in Turin have seen the 28-year-old stall in front of goal. 14 goals in his last 49 Serie A appearances is certainly below par for the star, who managed 19 league goals in his first season as Juventino.