Report – Man United to rival Arsenal for Blaise Matuidi

Manchester United are reportedly ready to lock horns with Arsenal over the signature of Juventus midfielder Blaise Matuidi.

The Frenchman joined the Old Lady from Paris Saint-Germain in 2017 and has made 118 appearances for the Italian champions.

According to the Manchester Evening News, the Red Devils see Matuidi as a potential replacement for Paul Pogba, but will face competition from the Gunners and Ligue 1 outfit Lyon.

The report goes on to claim that Pogba is desperate on a move away from the Old Trafford, with Real Madrid, PSG and Juventus are all said to be interested.

Matuidi, 32, who has a contract at the Bianconeri until 2021, meaning any suitor would have to pay a transfer fee to sign him in the summer.

The midfielder has scored just one goal in 30 appearances this season.