Man United and Arsenal are set to battle it out for Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro
Los Blancos chief Florentino Perez is looking to raise money to fund a move for the club’s next superstar and he is ready to sacrifice the 26-year-old Brazilian.
The ££54 million-rated Brazilian has struggled for form this season, with Real Madrid struggling to hit the ground running in the La Liga. The Champions League holders fell 10 points adrift of leaders Barcelona and slipped to 5th in the standings after a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Real Sociedad yesterday.
Both Arsenal and Manchester United should be happy to learn that Madrid have given the nod to fight it out for the Brazilian, with both the teams having plenty to look forward to in the January transfer window.
Arsenal will be keen to bring in an upgrade of their current midfielders Granit Xhaka and Mohamed Elneny while Aaron Ramsey looks set to head for the exit door next summer.
Manchester United have enjoyed a mini-resurgence under their new caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with the Norwegian leading the club to five straight wins in all competitions. However, the Red Devils will have a decision to make on the future of £52 million summer arrival from Shakhtar Donetsk, Fred.
Fred has struggled to adapt to life in the Premier League and has largely underwhelmed with his displays in central midfield, failing to nail down a regular first team spot amidst rumours of a rift with former manager Jose Mourinho.
With both the clubs given the green signal to go hammer and tongs at each other for Casemiro, it remains to be seen whether or not a move to the Premier League materialises for the Brazilian.