Manchester United and Arsenal in race to sign outgoing Barca star

Newly appointed Barcelona manager Luis Enrique is believed to be open to letting Alex Song leave after admitting that he doesn’t fit into his plans, Daily Star reports.

The Cameroon international is likely be on the lookout for a new club with both Manchester United and Arsenal interested in acquiring his services.

His move from the Gunners to the La Liga giants was clouded by his failure to make a huge impact within the star studded midfield boasting the likes of Xavi Hernandez and Andres Iniesta, amongst those he need to compete for a place against.

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Enrique has informed Song’s agent that he should consider looking for a new club for the 26-year-old who has already been linked with a return to the Emirates.

With news of a largely reduced transfer fee, Arsene Wenger could consider making an approach in order to bring him back, but could face competition from the Red Devils who were also monitoring the player earlier in the year.

However, Louis van Gaal’s arrival could jeopardize the potential move because the Dutchman is said to already have a midfield shopping list of his own.