Manchester United & Arsenal face battle for 'the new Zidane'

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Italian giants AS Roma are ready to step in front of Arsenal & Manchester United in the race for two of Ligue 1's brightest stars, reports the Daily Express.

New Roma manager Rudi Garcia moved to the Serie A outfit from French club Lille and is well aware of where the talent lies in Ligue 1.

And he is reportedly ready to return to France to seal the signatures of Saint Etienne left-back Faouzi Ghoulam and Montpellier's Remy Cabella, who are both wanted by Premier League rivals Manchester United and Arsenal.

David Moyes is actively searching for a replacement for Patrice Evra and Algeria international Ghoulam has been mentioned more than once for the role. However, Ghoulam is primarily seen as a back-up option should Moyes fail to bring Everton star Leighton Baines to Old Trafford.

Similarly Moyes also wants to bring in Cabella, who has been labelled the 'new Zinedine Zindane', to increase his creative options in midfield.

Montpellier are resigned to losing their star 23-year-old eventually but are still reluctant to let him go in January.

Until recently, Moyes had only faced competition from Arsene Wenger and Arsenal, who were thought to be keen on bringing Cabella to the Emirates Stadium in the near future.

However, both could be set to miss out on the pair as Garcia is ready to step up his interest by making an approach in the January transfer window in the hope of beating the Gunners and the Red Devils to their signatures.

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