Arsenal are reportedly moving faster than Manchester United as they attempt to strike a deal for the transfer of Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans.
With just a year to go on his contract with Leicester, Tielemans has been linked with a move away for much of this summer.
According to several media reports Arsenal are prepared to pay over £40million for Tielemans, and that they seem to be moving faster than Man Utd in their efforts to get a deal done.
Mikel Arteta would do well to bring in an extra option in the middle of the park for the season ahead, instead of being overly reliant on inconsistent and injury prone players like Thomas Partey, Granit Xhaka and Mohamed Elneny in that department.
United could also have done with signing someone like Tielemans, but seem to be focusing instead on Adrien Rabiot from Juventus.
Tielemans looks like he could give Arsenal a new dimension if he joins, providing a bit more in the way of quality on the ball and a goal threat from midfield than their current options, whilst also being a hard worker and intelligent player at both ends of the pitch.