Tuttosport: Man Utd to rival Arsenal for €20m AC Milan star as Emre Can alternative

By Oliver Fisher -

Arsenal have been joined by Manchester United in the race to sign AC Milan midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu, according to a report.

Despite having been an almost permanent fixture in the starting XI since Stefano Pioli’s arrival as head coach in October, Calciomercato.com recently reported that Calhanoglu’s departure in January is a possibility.

They cited both economic and contractual issues as potential reasons to part with the Turkey international, whose deal is set to expire in 2021.

Leicester were linked with a move in that article, which suggested that a €20m asking price has been set by Milan, while the Daily Mirror stated on Sunday that Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is interested in the idea of signing the former Leverkusen man.

According to Tuttosport – as cited by MilanNews.it – Roma are also keen on the idea of signing the 25-year-old, but they face competition from two English clubs.

The Turin-based newspaper confirms the interest of the Gunners, but interestingly adds that Manchester United have also set their sights on the player given their difficulties in signing Emre Can from Juventus.

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