Arsenal are in ‘pole position’ to sign Barcelona star Samuel Umtiti – but Manchester United remain keen on the player.
The Barcelona defender has been linked with a summer switch to the Emirates for some time after struggling to nail down a regular starting spot at the Nou Camp.
Umtiti is also on the radar of Manchester United with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer keen to bolster his defence.
However, despite the Red Devil’s interest reports in Italy say the Gunners are in the driving seat when it comes to securing a summer deal, despite other interest.
Unai Emery already hinted at a possible summer bid for the Frenchman.
“He’s a very good player,” Emery said earlier this month.
“France has a lot of very good footballers who are playing abroad. ‘The French league is a very attractive market for a lot of teams.
“I’ve always had French players in my teams. At Valencia, Sevilla, PSG and here at Arsenal. ‘I’ve always been able to count on those players.”