Everton ‘consider’ move for Man Utd and Arsenal transfer target

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The Red Devils face further competition for one of their summer targets.

Manchester United and Arsenal transfer target Cody Gakpo is reportedly attracting attention from a third Premier League club.

The PSV Eindhoven winger has been on Erik ten Hag’s radar throughout the summer as a deal to bring Antony to Old Trafford faltered.

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The move for the Brazil star is now back on track but Gakpo reportedly remains of interest to the Red Devils and Premier League rivals Arsenal.

He addressed his future in the aftermath of PSV’s 6-1 win over Excelsior on Sunday, telling ESPN: “It’s going to be hectic, I think. There is interest, but I have always said that the whole picture has to be right. It is a puzzle.

“I have to see which puzzle is the most correct.

“But there are also other options. United is a serious option. I hear it all. I try to close myself off, but that is difficult.”

When pressed on whether Antony’s move to United impacted on his future, Gakpo added: “No, that doesn’t matter to me. Nice for him, anyway.”

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United could face further competition if they do opt to make a move for Gakpo after journalist Pete O’Rourke suggested Everton are ‘considering a move’ for the winger as they look to strengthen Frank Lampard’s attacking ranks before Thursday’s transfer deadline.

The Toffees have made six summer signings so far with striker Neal Maupay, midfielder Amadou Omara and defensive trio Conor Coady, Ruben Vinagre and James Tarkowski all moving to Goodison Park at a reported cost of around £64million.

Lampard is keen to hold on to in-demand forward Anthony Gordon - but it seems Gakpo could be a backup option should the England Under-21 star be tempted away by a late offer from Chelsea.

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