- Manchester United could beat Arsenal to an exciting free transfer
- The Red Devils are the latest club linked with Schalke contract rebel Leon Goretzka
- The Germany international looks like becoming a free agent at the end of the season
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Manchester United have reportedly joined the likes of Arsenal and Barcelona in the race to sign Schalke midfielder Leon Goretzka as he looks set to be available on a free transfer.
The Germany international has stalled on penning a new deal with his current club, and this has led to much recent speculation about where he might move next.
Having impressed greatly in the Bundesliga in recent times, Goretzka looks one of Europe’s most exciting young players and a potential bargain for any top club that snaps him up.
The latest suitor, however, is Manchester United, according to Sky Sports reporter Bryan Swanson.
— Bryan Swanson (@skysports_bryan) December 2, 2017
Details of United’s interest are not yet known, but it is not all that surprising to see Jose Mourinho interested in strengthening in central midfield.
Goretzka could be an upgrade on players like Ander Herrera and Marouane Fellaini, both of whom are due to be out of contract at Old Trafford in the summer.
Michael Carrick will also need replacing soon after less of a first-team role this term, with Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba a fine pairing but not enough on their own.