Arsenal ready to battle Man United for Premier League star, could sell midfielder to champions

Arsenal are ready to make a move for Southampton forward Sadio Mane as they line up potential replacements for reported Leicester City target Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, according to the Daily Mirror.

The latter has been linked with a move away from the Gunners for a number of months now after failing to wholly convince fans and pundits alike of his development across his half decade with the club.

West Ham were understood to be interested, though it is the title winning Foxes who are the latest name added to a growing list of suitors.

Manager Claudio Ranieri is thought to retain an interest in the 22-year old midfielder as he plots what will be a pivotal summer in the East Midlands.

With that in mind, along with the injury sustained by Danny Welbeck, Arsene Wenger is believed to have cast eyes on the South Coast.

Senegalese forward Mane is versatile across the frontline and has proved to be a palpable goal threat in the Premier League ever since arriving on these shores in 2014.

Manchester Untied have also been linked with the 24-year old for much of the past year or so.