Arsenal and Manchester United in race to sign Yannick Carrasco

Arsenal and Manchester United are interested in signing Yannick Carrasco, according to reports in Italy.

The 25-year-old has spent one season in the Chinese Super League after joining Dalian Yifang from Atletico Madrid last February.

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Both Arsenal and United are looking to bolster their squads with a new attacking signing in the January transfer window. And according to Sky Italia, Carrasco is considered as a potential option by both Premier League clubs.

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

Carrasco joined Dalian Yifang for £26.5 million last year and the Chinese club, who finished 11th in the table last season, will want to recoup that fee.

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Carrasco made an immediate impact on the left side of Dalian Yifang’s attack with seven goals and five assists in 25 appearances.

But the 25-year-old is also capable of playing in a more defensive role and has been used as a wing-back by Roberto Martinez for Belgium’s national team.