Arsenal and Manchester United Battle for £13m Defensive Midfielder

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The Rumour

Ferguson may grow tired of Owen Hargreaves’ injury problems and look for someone to provide substance in midfield. The lately-beloved Darren Fletcher harries and Michael Carrick hovers, but while there is plenty of energy in midfield, there is little muscle. Defender-cum midfielder Miguel Veloso (Sporting Lisbon) has long been on the radar of English clubs, so United may face competition.

The Source: (The Independent)

The Analysis

Arsenal have been linked with a move for Miguel Veloso for seemingly a decade and if Man United feel the need for yet another midfielder then we could have a bidding war on our hands and one that Wenger will more than likely lose.

Yes Arsene needs a defensive midfielder with more experience than those he has had to blood in that role this year. Alex Song seems pretty solid but may in fact be as useful in the centre of defence than in the midfield.

Veloso is a damn good player and one who really wants to leave his Portuguese club but it appears that Sporting want to get as much as possible for the 23 year old as is their prerogative so lets see who blinks first this summer!

The Likelihood

Veloso to United or Arsenal: The Sporting Lisbon man will surely leave this summer but it’s anyones guess where he ends up, perhaps he will decide to move to La Liga instead of England?

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