Manchester United are set to swoop for Juventus wing back Stephan Lichtsteiner in the summer, pipping both Chelsea and Arsenal to his signature.
The veteran defender’s contract with the Italian giants expires at the end of the season, and there has been no movement in contract talks between the club and the player, meaning that he can leave for free at the end of the season.
Both Arsenal and Chelsea have been keeping an eye on Lichtsteiner’s situation throughout the season, and have considered moves for him.
They could both potentially make a move for him in January, but there is a keenness in Turin to keep hold of him for as long as possible.
This means Juve are unlikely to sanction his sale in the January transfer window.
With Man Utd keen to bring him in for a free in the summer, according to the Daily Express, that could put them in pole position to sign him.
Lichtsteinen fits Louis van Gaal’s desire to sign a right sided wing back in the near future.