Reported Man United transfer target would prefer Arsenal move – report

David Alaba would prefer to seal a transfer to Arsenal than Manchester United, according to reports in England

David Alaba would favour a transfer to Arsenal ahead of Manchester United, according to reports in the British media.

The Manchester Evening News is reporting that Austria international Alaba is a boyhood Arsenal fan and would prefer to join up with the Gunners should a move to the Premier League be on the cards.

Manchester United have been touted as a possible destination for Alaba in recent days as Jose Mourinho considers bolstering his Red Devils squad following his appointment in the summer.

Alaba signed a new contract with Bayern Munich earlier this year, a deal which is thought to run until 2021.

The same story in The Manchester Evening News reports that Alaba is valued at around £34m by the German club.

Speculation surrounding potential transfer targets for Manchester United is inevitably set to gather pace in the coming weeks as the January transfer window approaches.

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The Red Devils made four key signings – Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Eric Bailly and Henrikh Mkhitaryan in the summer transfer window following Mourinho’s appointment as Louis van Gaal’s successor.

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