Arsenal are now favourites to complete a shock swoop for Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero in January, according to reports in the Daily Star.
The 30-year-old stopper moved to Old Trafford in 2014 from Italian side Sampdoria, and has only made six Premier League appearances for the club in that time, due to the sensational form of David De Gea.
United boss Jose Mourinho does rate the player highly however, and has used him regularly in both the EFL Cup and in the Europa League last season, when he put in a string of commanding performances as The Red Devils won the competition.
Romero, who has 93 international caps and remains his country’s number one despite not playing week-in-week-out, is said to want to leave Old Trafford in order to secure first-team football ahead of next summers World Cup in Russia.
Arsenal are looking for competition for the ageing Petr Cech, and bookmakers have recently slashed their odds on The Gunners signing United’s number two goalkeeper, leading many observers to conclude that this deal will happen in January.