Man United battle Arsenal to sign South-American star

Arsenal and Manchester United are both in the race to sign Brazilian goalkeeper Gabriel Brazao, according to reports.

Arsenal signed over Bernd Leno from Bayern Leverkusen this summer, but the youngster has been flopping between the sticks lately, and backup Petr Cech is nowhere near fit to be the glovesman.

On the other hand Manchester United already have a huge threat on their plate, with Spanish goalie David De Gea heavily linked with a move away from the club.

TEAMtalk has suggested that both Premier League clubs are keen on bringing the Brazil international shot-stopper to England.

The Brazilian shot-stopper has been catching the eyes and has not just both Premier League outfits racing to sign him this month.

Inter Milan and Roma are already linked with the 18-year-old and could spark a fierce bidding war for the young Brazilian.

Madrid glovesman Keylor Navas has also been linked with the job and if Arsenal can’t lay their hands on Brazao, the Madrid-man is next on their hot-list of options between the sticks.

Unai Emery has a heavy duty of steering the Gunners back into the top four, and getting a reliable backup for a goalie is priority on the cards aside from the setbacks they have had at their backline this campaign.