Manchester United keen to sign £8m Alex Song

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Manchester United and Liverpool are both keen to sign Barcelona midfielder Alex Song this summer, while the Cameroon international is open to the idea of joining either of the Premier League giants.

Song has struggled at the Camp Nou since completing a £16m transfer from Arsenal in 2012. The 26-year-old has failed to cement a first-team place with the Catalan outfit, who have decided to sell him to any club who submit an offer around the £8m mark, according to the Mirror.

The former Arsenal star, who struck up a terrific on-pitch relationship with current United striker Robin van Persie while playing together at the Emirates Stadium, admitted back in March that his time in Spain was likely to come to an end this summer - and revealed that England would be his preferred destination.

“If I leave Barcelona it will be to return to the Premier League,” he told reporters. “I will return to England one day, that’s for sure.”

Song spent a total of six years at Arsenal after leaving Bastia in 2006 and has made 39 appearances for the Cameroon national team, who the defensive midfielder will represent at next month’s World Cup finals in Brazil.

It’s possible that his move back to the Premier League could be completed before the showpiece international tournament gets underway, depending on how quickly United and Liverpool plan to conduct their business in the transfer market this summer.

What is clear, however, is that both north-west clubs are determined to sign a new top-class central midfielder each - but is Song the right man for either of them?

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