Arsenal ready to rival Manchester United in signing of €40m midfield maestro

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Arsenal are ready to hijack Manchester United move for the signing of Belgian playmaker Youri Tielemans, according to the reports.

The Belgian midfielder has impressed in the English top-tier since making the switch to the King Power Stadium during the January transfer window, finding back of the net three times and five assists in 13 Premier League games.

As a result, former Liverpool head-coach Brendan Rodgers who has currently in charge of the Foxes wants to make his transfer permanent, although several of top teams in England have expressed interest in his signature.

Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United have already been rumoured with securing the services of the 22-year-old midfielder, who has been capped 21 times for his country.

Now, the Daily Star are reporting that the North London club are ready to rival the Premier League giants duo to secure the services of the Tielemans this summer.

It is possible that they view Belgian playmaker as an upgrade to Granit Xhaka, while Aaron Ramsey’s exit to Juventus means that the Gunners need a new box-to-box midfielder.

The player for his part recently revealed that he is now idea where he will continue his future:

“At the moment there’s nothing. I’ll go back to Monaco this summer, unless something moves, but that’s not the case at the moment.

“When things go well, of course, you want it to stay that way. But I do not know how it’s going to go or how much Monaco are going to ask.”