Arsenal considering bid for Manchester United star Cleverley

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Arsenal are considering a shock move for Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley, reports the Daily Mirror.

Arsene Wenger has reportedly agreed to stay in charge of Arsenal for the next two seasons and has turned his attentions towards a summer overhaul.

Amongst a number of signings that Wenger wants to bring in is a long-term replacement to midfielder Mikel Arteta.

The Spaniard is entering the last year of his contract and there are no plans to renew his deal. Wenger wants to find a replacement this summer, who would benefit from Arteta's experience.

Surprisingly, Wenger sees Manchester United's struggling midfielder Cleverley as a potential target.

The England international has struggled under David Moyes this season and has been linked with an £8m move to Everton this week.

Moyes' dismissal on Tuesday has thrown his future into the air but, after another poor season and a £200m spending spree due at Old Trafford this summer, he could be one of a number of stars facing the chop.

Manchester United are targeting the likes of Toni Kroos, who would easily push Cleverley down the pecking order.

If so, Wenger seems ready to take the 24-year-old off their hands and obviously sees potential for him to succeed at the Emirates Stadium.

Cleverley has played 21 times in the Premier League this season but has only managed a solitary goal. He hit headlines for the wrong reasons last season when a England fan started a petition to get him banned from the England World Cup squad.

As of writing, the petition has 19,523 supporters. Wenger is not believed to be one of them...

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