United offered players-plus-cash deal for Arsenal target - reports

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Southampton have sought to complete a deal with Manchester United for the sale of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and hope to include out of favour players Gabriel Obertan and Wes Brown, according to the Daily Express.

With Southampton newly promoted to the npower Championship, Nigel Adkins is reportedly hopeful of signing some Barclays Premier League players so his side can push for a successful season and possible move into the top flight.


Obertan has struggled for appearances at Manchester United since he moved to the club from Bordeaux in 2009. Brown has also had problems this season in particular, reportedly wanting to leave United after not featuring on the pitch for the squad since mid March.

Southampton reportedly sees this as working in their favour, and hope to use the pair as a bargaining point to secure some Premier players in their side.

Manchester United should be pleased with the deal, with Arsenal also interested in signing Oxlade-Chamberlain. Arsene Wenger sees the 17-year-old as perfect to fit in with his youth policy at Arsenal, and was interested in bringing in the youngster alongside lower league starlet Carl Jenkinson.

But with Manchester United able to offer unwanted players, the title winners look set to trump Arsenal in their quest for Oxlade-Chamberlain after all.

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