Arsenal linked with a transfer for Belgian superstar Yannick Carrasco

Transfer: Arsenal battle Man United for Dalian Yifang star

Arsenal have reportedly emerged as favourites to sign Dalian Yifang winger and Milan target Yannick Carrasco.

The report also claimed that AC Milan are interested in Carrasco, but the Belgium worldwide is understood to favour a move to Arsenal.

The report uses a source from Sky Sports in Italy to suggest that Arsenal have made contact with the player and his representatives and have been given indications that a transfer is indeed doable in January. He featured in every game for Belgium at the European Championships in 2016 and made four appearances at the FIFA World Cup previous year.

Carrasco left Atletico Madrid in February of past year to make a move Chinese side Dalian Yifang, but it's looking increasingly likely that he'll be moving away from China less than 12 months after arriving in the country.

Carrasco is also earning around £8.8m a year in China, a salary Arsenal can not match, though he appears open to accepting a pay cut in order to return to Europe.

So, Carrasco's decision to move to China did not make much sense.

Arsenal lost Danny Welbeck to a career-threatening injury some months ago and he was ruled out of the season.

Manchester United have also supposedly been offered the chance to sign the former Atletico star.

Man Utd are also being tipped to strengthen their options this month as they look to back caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solksjaer in the transfer market and Carrasco is also being considered by the Old Trafford club.

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