'Closely monitoring' - Manchester United and Arsenal linked with Bologna striker amid release clause

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Manchester United and their Premier League rivals Arsenal have been linked with an interest in Bologna striker Joshua Zirkzee.

The 23-year-old Dutch forward is also wanted by Italian giants AC Milan and Sky Sports report he has a £34m (€40m) release clause in his contract. That contract still has two years left to run.

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But fresh reports today have credited Manchester United and Arsenal with an interest in him.

Sky Sports report: “Arsenal and Manchester United are still monitoring Bologna's Joshua Zirkzee amid strong interest from AC Milan. Both clubs are understood to be closely monitoring developments with the striker.

“Zirkzee is one of a number of strikers Arsenal and United are looking at this summer. Sky in Italy are reporting that Milan are still pushing to sign him after flying to London late last week for talks.

“Nothing was agreed but they remain in contact with his representatives this weekend.”

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The report added: “Juventus are also keen on Zirkzee but are currently working on other targets, and they would need to sell a striker to bring one in.”

Meanwhile, two European giants are keen to land Manchester United’s Jadon Sancho this summer, with reports claiming the club has slapped a £40m price tag on him. Borussia Dortmund and Juventus have been linked with a move for Sancho.

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