Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is planning a major title push this season and the boss is aware of
the need to bring in only the best to achieve his target.
Sergi Samper has been strongly linked with a move to Arsenal in the last two transfer window with the Gunners boss believe to be a fan of the player.
The Daily Star says United have joined the race for his services and want to sign him after Samper appeared to have impressed the United scouting team.
The player is reported to have a buy-out clause set at £8.5M and now the paper adds that he is now firmly on Louis Van Gaal’s radar.
Sergi is dubbed the new Sergio Bousquet because of his classy and cultural way of playing in the midfield and also his ability to pass and make interceptions.
Reports claims Wenger placed a personal call to Samper to try to convince him of signing for Arsenal in January.
The Gunners are seriously looking to secure a defensive midfielder signing in January to fill in for injured Francis Coquelin and Santiago Cazorla.
Arsenal have a good relationship with Barcelona, they got Hector Bellerin, Cesc Fabregas and Alexi Sanchez from the Spanish giants and also sold Thiery Henry, Alexander Kleb and Cesc Fabregas to Barcelona; United meanwhile are yet to have a transfer dealing with Barcelona, Victor Valdes was a free agent; maybe Sergi Samper’s deal will be the first of many deals to come