Montpellier defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa has talked up a potential transfer to the Premier League, with the 22-year-old declaring a summer switch to Manchester United his ‘dream’ move.
The Montpellier captain, who can play right across the back four, looks set to leave the Ligue 1 title contenders in the summer with his contract due to expire at the end of next season, and has attracted interest from numerous Premier League clubs.
Liverpool and Arsenal have both been linked with Yanga-Mbiwa along with Manchester United, and it appears the Red Devils are in the driving seat to land the versatile defender after he declared his love for the Old Trafford based club.
"Playing for Manchester United would give great satisfaction and it would mean a dream could become a reality," he told Canal Plus.
However he refused to rule out a move to the Gunners either, saying: “Arsenal too are a big team."
Liverpool’s interest remains less apparent than United or Arsenal's, with the Anfield club keeping an eye on developments while their league rivals take a more proactive approach.
With Yanga-Miwa's contract nearing its end, a fee of around £7 million may be enough to secure the talented youngster's services.
Montpellier are the surprise leaders of Ligue 1, sitting atop the French league with three points separating them from their nearest rivals with three games remaining.
However they will face a tough time in keeping hold of the players that look destined to lead them to their first ever league title, with the likes of Oliver Giroud and Younes Belhanda targets for Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool amongst others.
Arsene Wenger has previously appeared keen on Belhanda in particular while Liverpool have also been linked with the gifted midfielder.