MANCHESTER UNITED and Arsenal are reportedly in a straight shootout to sign Leicester City’s Youri Tielemans.
The star faces an uncertain future at the King Power Stadium with the Belgium international having just one year left on his contract.
Arsenal reportedly held talks with the midfielder’s representatives in January over a potential switch to the Emirates.
But a move then failed to materialise, which has allowed United to enter the chase.
Both teams received a boost as Tielemans recently declared his ambition to play Champions League football next term with the two sides battling it out for a top four finish.
West Ham have also been linked with the midfielder – as have Liverpool.
However, CBS journalist Ben Jacobs has now provided an update on the situation.
He tweeted: “Manchester United and Arsenal continue to pursue Youri Tielemans. 25m is a bargain price.
“Nothing much in the West Ham links. David Moyes admires Tielemans but Hammers not currently frontrunners.
“There is no truth in repeated Liverpool links. #LFC have other priorities.”
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Tielemans could be sold in the upcoming transfer window after he allegedly rejected a bumper new deal to stay in the Midlands.
The Foxes are said to have slashed their asking from £60million just to avoid losing him on a free.
Commenting on his future, Tielemans has revealed he is not thinking about next season, but stressed he wants to be competing for Europe’s premier tournament.
He said: “I don’t worry about it [speculation]. I want to get the most out of myself this season and finish as high as possible with the team.
“Of course, I want to play in the Champions League, just like any footballer.
“Am I ready for a European top club? I’m ready to get the best out of my career. We’ll see what happens next summer, or the summer after that.”