Arsenal have made a late play to try and persuade Ander Herrera to not join Paris Saint-Germain.
The Manchester United defensive midfielder appears to be on his way out of the Premier League after failing to agree terms on a new contract at Old Trafford.
A deal to take him to the French champions is very nearly done.
But Arsenal are preparing an eleventh-hour offer to try and keep the 29-year-old in England.
PSG are very much in the driving seat, but L’Equipe says the Gunners can’t be discounted.
United also haven’t given up hope of keeping the Spaniard at Old Trafford.
But the writing is on the wall if his recent interview with Diario ABC is anything to go by with the curtain set to come down on his five-year stay this summer
He admitted: “As it is right now, Manchester and I are not thinking alike and there is no renewal agreement, but my duty is to keep listening to United.”
“What I know is that I’m going to continue playing in a big team.
“Obviously I will keep listening to United, but also to other clubs. I am not closing doors.”
The Evening Standard report that he could be replaced by the Senegal international if a deal can be agreed.
Man United have also been linked with moves for Atletico Madrid’s Saul Niguez and West Ham’s Declan Rice.
Meanwhile former United boss Louis van Gaal has advised Ajax wonderkid Matthijs de Ligt to join Manchester City.
He thinks a move to the Etihad or Barcelona or Juventus would be in the player’s best interests.