Lisandro Martinez Man United Old Trafford
Man United Old Trafford

According to a report in The Times, Man United are keeping tabs on Leicester City’s Youri Tielemans, a player who is also wanted by Arsenal.

Arsenal have not been able to make great progress in signing the Belgian international and now their problems are going to intensify because Man United could try and make a move for him.

Paul Hirst writes: “The Times understands that Youri Tielemans, the Leicester City player, is another midfielder who is of interest to Ten Hag, although it is unclear how highly he features on the Dutchman’s shortlist.”

Tielemans has one year left on his current deal and for the longest time, it was thought that Arsenal are the favourites to bring him on board. However, fresh reports have suggested that these rumours were peddled by the agents and the truth is that Arsenal are not even close to agreeing on a deal.

Will Man United be able to overtake Arsenal in this race?

Arsenal and Man United are both in need of a new central midfielder and the Gunners have been chasing Youri Tielemans from the very first week of the transfer window.

However, they have not gotten any close and if Man United come calling then Arsenal could fall even further behind.

Both these sides are in the Europa League and Erik ten Hag is one of the best young managers in Europe but we think given the chance, Youri Tielemans will want to join the Gunners.

Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba might have left Manchester United but the club still have McTominay and Fred amidst their ranks plus they are also about to sign Frenkie de Jong from Barcelona so regular first-team chances could be very limited for Tielemans at Old Trafford.

CBS Sports journalist Ben Jacobs has also claimed that the midfielder will choose a move to Arsenal over Manchester United.

He told The Football Terrace: “Youri Tielemans will choose Arsenal over Man Utd all day long.”

“His dream was to play for Arsenal but signed for Leicester because of guaranteed first team football.”

Will Man United make any serious moves for Youri Tielemans?

Man United desperately need to sign a new central midfielder before the new season begins so naturally, Youri Tielemans is not the only player they have been linked to.

Erik ten Hag’s side are also interested in Christian Eriksen and if the free agent decides to join Manchester United then the Red Devils will no longer chase the Leicester man.

Leicester want around £30m for their midfielder so it makes sense that United will try and focus on Christian Eriksen, a player who can play centrally as well as a No 10.

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