Report: Stoke City and Bournemouth enter the race for Michael Carrick

Manchester United's Michael Carrick celebrates after winning the FA Cup at the end of the match

Bournemouth, Stoke City, Arsenal and Everton are all reportedly interested in signing Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick.

Manchester United's Michael Carrick celebrates winning the FA Cup with the trophy as Wayne Rooney and teammates look on

According to a report in the Daily Mirror, Bournemouth and Stoke City have entered the race to sign Michael Carrick from Manchester United.

Arsenal and Everton have already registered an interest in signing the experienced England international, with his contract at Old Trafford due to expire this summer.

Manchester United's Michael Carrick celebrates after winning the FA Cup at the end of the match

Carrick has not been offered a deal to stay with United yet, and it seems likely that he will leave the Red Devils in the coming months.

The 34-year-old is reaching the twilight of his career, but plenty of Premier League teams believe he still has a future at the top level.

Stoke and Bournemouth are both eager to sign Carrick as they believe that he would enhance their midfield options.

Manchester United's Michael Carrick in action with Bournemouth's Callum Wilson

Stoke have looked to promote a style of football which encourages a more patient approach since Mark Hughes took charge, and Carrick’s passing ability could make him a key component in their midfield ranks.

Bournemouth, meanwhile, managed to stay in the top flight last season and Carrick’s arrival would be a signal of their intent.

Carrick made 43 appearances for United in all competitions this past season, but he is said to be willing to leave.

Carrick is reportedly planning to speak to some potential new clubs, as he weighs up his options for the future.

Ashley Young celebrates with Michael Carrick and team mates after scoring the third goal for Manchester United

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