Manchester United are keeping an eye on Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets according to a report in the Express.
Whilst the piece focuses on Chelsea making Busquets a prime target, United’s name is dropped in alongside Arsenal with both clubs reportedly plotting moves for the Spanish international.
Despite Barcelona looking to offer 26-year-old a new contract, suggestions are that the midfielder has lost faith in new boss Luis Enrique and will listen to offers from other clubs.
Whilst Chelsea might be an attractive option for any player right now, Busquets would have more guarantee of a regular first-team spot at Old Trafford given Chelsea’s options.
Whilst names like Kevin Strootman seem to be higher on United’s priority list, it is apparent that Louis van Gaal is keeping his options open and exploring several options in each key position should his number one targets fall through.
United current sit third in the Premier League and are on a run of nine games unbeaten but could look to strengthen their squad again in January.
With further reports saying United will once again spend big in the summer, Busquets’s name is one to keep an eye on if the latest reports are to be believed.