Date: 16th November 2017 at 7:04pm
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have joined Arsenal and in pursuing Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini, according to Daily Express journalist Richard Tanner.

A report on the Italian website said earlier this week that were targeting the Belgian international in view to a free transfer next summer when his contract expires.

Fellaini confirmed shortly after signing for United in 2013 that Arsenal also pursued him before his £27.5m transfer to Old Trafford. Arsene could now sign the player for nothing, but will face competition for the 29 year old.

were said to have been close to signing the Belgian in the summer before the midfielder opted to stay with the Red Devils. Fellaini however rejected a two year contract extension shortly afterwards, and seems intent on leaving on a free next year.

United are believed to be unwilling to sell the player in January, and it could mean that both and have the advantage with foreign clubs able to sign players on pre-contract agreements six months prior to the end of their existing deals.