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Man United to rival Arsenal to signature of Spanish midfielder

Manchester United have joined Arsenal in the race to sign Sergi Samper from Barcelona, according to reports from the Daily Star.

The 20-year-old is currently struggling to break into the senior squad despite being one of the best prospects to be promoted from the La Masia academy.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is said to have been monitoring the situation of the midfielder ever since the summer, with Liverpool also previously considering a move for the player.

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However, United have now emerged as another possible destination after a club scout was said to be present when he featured for Barca in the Copa del Rey draw against Villanovense yesterday.

Samper only made four appearances for the senior squad last term and played his first game under Luis Enrique this season in the recent cup game.

He currently has a £8.5million release clause tied into his deal at the club, a price that all the mentioned Premier League sides will surely be willing to meet.

Article title: Man United to rival Arsenal to signature of Spanish midfielder

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