Man United, Arsenal and Chelsea to battle for Portuguese star

Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea are all monitoring the situation of Portuguese midfielder Joao Moutinho, according to the Express. 

Reports suggest the Monaco midfielder is looking to engineer a move to the Premier League, and has instructed super agent Jorge Mendes to find him a new club ahead of the January transfer window.

Moutinho is said to be unhappy at Monaco having seen players the likes of Radamel Falcao and James Rodriguez leave in the summer, and is hoping for a switch to the Premier League.

Agent Mendes – a man who represents the likes of Jose Mourinho and Cristiano Ronaldo – has been in touch with the three Premier League giants to see if they would be interested in a £30million move for the former Porto man.

Mendes is well known to Manchester United especially, having engineered summer moves for both Radamel Falcao and Angel Di Maria, although it remains to be seen as to whether any of the clubs contacted would want to pay £30million for the 28-year-old.