United transfer news: Odegaard twist; Arsenal to bid £25m for former target

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Manchester United could be dealt a blow in their reported pursuit of Norwegian international Martin Odegaard.

The teenager is said to have been a guest of both United and Manchester City this week, but the latest claim is that the 16-year-old favours a move to Premier League rivals Southampton.

The Daily Star cites reports in the player’s homeland, which suggest Odegaard has been impressed by the Saints' youth development.

In other news, the same newspaper claims Arsenal are readying a £25.5million move for former United target William Carvalho.

The Sporting Lisbon player is widely regarded as one of the most promising defensive midfielders in the game and United were heavily linked with him last season.

However, it now appears Arsenal are in the box-seat and are ready to bid for a man they allegedly missed out on in the final moments of the summer transfer window.

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