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Arsenal & Manchester United go head-to-head for £10m La Liga star

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Arsenal and Manchester United are set to go head-to-head in the race to sign French international defender Adil Rami.

The 27-year-old centre back recently admitted that he wants to play for a big club in Europe, with The Daily Express reporting that the player could make a £10million move to the Emirates Stadium in the summer.

However, the same paper cites reports in the Spanish press when claiming that Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has now joined the race for Rami, with the Premier League champions-elect looking to bolster their back-line for next season.

"I have not had my last word on the France team and I will consider this factor when choosing my future. England? Maybe. I need to be at a big club in Europe," he said last week.

Rami is contracted to Los Che until 2015, but his comments suggest a move could be on the cards before the summer of that year.

Manchester United aren’t short of defensive options at Old Trafford, with Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand, Jonny Evans, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling all vying for first team chances.

However, injuries have hampered the Red Devils in European competition in recent seasons, and Rami would add some additional competition for places.

Arsenal, meanwhile, have far fewer options at their disposal, with manager Arsene Wenger choosing between Per Mertesacker, Laurent Koscielny and Thomas Vermaelen at the Emirates Stadium.

Rami would certainly add some additional quality in a problem position for the Gunners, and also has experience at various levels in Europe through his time with Lille and Valencia.

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