Michael Carrick’s time in the Premier League may not yet be up despite his Manchester United contract expiring in the summer.
That’s according to the Sun, who are claiming that the former England midfielder is being targeted by Arsenal.
This wouldn’t be his first spell in north London if he did make the shock switch, having played for the Gunners’ bitter rivals Tottenham between 2004 and 2006.
The United vice-captain has been given no assurances that he’ll get a new contract from Jose Mourinho, and while he’s been doing his coaching badges on the side, it isn’t thought he’s ready to hang up his boots just yet.
It’s clear where Arsenal’s interest is coming from, as despite having lots of options in central midfield, Arsene Wenger still sees it as something of a problem position.
Granit Xhaka has been sent off nine times in three seasons and doesn’t seem to be adapting well to English football.
Santi Cazorla could leave at the end of the season when his contract expires, and they are then left with Francis Coquelin and Mohamed Elneny.
Carrick, 35, could add some experience to the mix, and given that he’ll be available on a free transfer, he could be one of the bargains of the summer.