Manchester United and Arsenal defender target Adil Rami is set to leave Valencia in January after a dramatic falling out at the club.
The 27-year-old has been suspended without pay for a week by the La Liga outfit, and was banned from training for 10-days after criticising the club for the summer sales of Roberto Soldado and Alberto Costa.
Reports in The Daily Star claim that the two parties will attempt to find a ‘suitable solution’ to resolve the issue, with a January loan move on the cards ahead of a permanent exit in the summer.
Both the Gunners and Red Devils were linked with a move for the French international during the summer transfer window, but failed to meet his £9million valuation.
But, given the change in situation at the Mestalla, the paper reports that the interested parties are set to step-up their interest once again.
The two Premier League clubs have endured differing starts this term, with Arsenal flying high at the top of the table.
Arsene Wenger wasn’t particularly active in the January transfer window, although the arrival of Mesut Ozil was a significant arrival at the Emirates Stadium.
And, with money still available to spend for the Arsenal manager, strengthening his defence with the addition of Rami could be an option.
Manchester United, meanwhile, are languishing in mid-table as new David Moyes adapts to life after Sir Alex Ferguson.
The Red Devils added Marouane Fellaini to strengthen their midfield, although Guilermo Varela was a signing for the future rather than the here-and-now at Old Trafford.
Questions have been raised about Rio Ferdinand’s performances so far this season, and with Nemanja Vidic’s injury record, a move for Rami might make sense for Manchester United given his availability and price-tag.