Alex Song alerts Manchester United and Arsenal

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Barcelona midfielder Alex Song will consider a return to the Premier League this summer if Luis Enrique deems the Cameroon international surplus to requirements - news which has alerted the attention of Manchester United, Liverpool and his former club Arsenal.

The Daily Mail claim the 26-year-old, who spent six years with the Gunners before joining Barcelona in 2012, is open to the idea of coming back to England after a difficult two years in Spain. Song has failed to cement a first-team place at the Camp Nou and is believed to be one of a handful of players made available for transfer following a below-par season which failed to yield a single trophy for the Catalan giants.

Song joined Barcelona in 2012 for £15m after an impressive final season with Arsenal, in which he contributed 11 Premier League assists. However, in 65 matches with Barcelona - most have which have come from the substitutes’ bench - the African midfielder has scored just one goal and provided one assist.

Subsequently, Song is expected to be one of the first players out of the Nou Camp door this summer. But United, Liverpool and Arsenal could all make a move for him before the start of the 2014/15 campaign.

Arsenal would be considered favourite to re-sign Song, particularly after the news that Arsene Wenger has signed a three-year contract extension to stay at the Emirates Stadium. However, the Gunners have strength in depth in that area of the pitch, meaning a move to either Manchester United or Liverpool would appear a little more likely at this stage.

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