Both United and Manchester City are set to place bids for Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri according to reports.
The Manchester Evening News notes:
R20;The Reds have been quickest out of the traps in the buying stakes and have already broken their club record for close-season buys.
“The 20-year-old Spaniard follows Phil Jones and his fellow Englishman Ashley Young to Old Traffrd.
“But Ferguson is still after the last and most important piece of the jigsaw as he targets a replacement for retired midfield playmaker Paul Scholes.
“A deal for Sneijder isn’t dead in the water, but the cheaper option of the Gunners’ Frenchman is now proving an attractive alternative for the Reds.”
Meanwhile ESPN notes:
“Reports in talkSport also indicate that Nasri’s representatives have already spoken to Manchester City’s representatives about a possible transfer.”
Personally I think Nasri would be a useful addition to United’s squad, however if the Frenchman would rather earn more money playing in front of far smaller crowds at a far less successful club then City are welcome to him.
City will no doubt be the more desperate of the two sides to add to their squad, having failed in their bid to tempt Alexis Sanchez to Eastlands.