Arsenal on alert over Tom Cleverley

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Premier League rivals Arsenal and Everton have both been placed on alert over Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley.

This is according to The Daily Star, who report that Cleverley did not agree to an extension to his current deal after speaking with new manager Louis van Gaal, with the Red Devils seemingly content to wait until later in the summer to make a decision on his future.

During what was a hugely difficult and challenging season for Manchester United following the departure of the iconic Sir Alex Ferguson, Cleverley - who is on the standby list for this summer's World Cup - had a particularly tough time after being comprehensively criticised by fans on a rather frequent basis.

An apparent lack of impact has led many to question whether his future lies away from Old Trafford, particularly with Van Gaal expected to invest heavily in new additions to an ailing squad prior to the start of the 2014/15 campaign.

Arsenal could perhaps be considered as a surprising next destination for Cleverley, with Gunners fans perhaps expecting a rather higher standard of new recruit to ensure that they are able to mount a credible bid for the Premier League title next season.

However, Arsene Wenger - who is expected to extend his stay at the Emirates Stadium by penning a new contract this summer - has not always stuck to convention in the transfer market and could potentially see Cleverley as a player who may thrive in his system.

Indeed, the Gunners have been linked with the 24-year-old in recent weeks, with Wenger believed to be targeting him as part of a potential £70 million spending spree.

Arsenal fans - would you be happy if you signed Cleverley? Is he good enough or would you expect far better? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box provided below.

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