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Reds plan summer move for Everton star
Manchester United are ready to make an audacious swoop for Mikel Arteta. The classy Everton midfielder is currently involved in contract talks with his Merseyside club, but has so far yet to make any progress in negotiations. And now Old Trafford boss Sir Alex Ferguson is ready to test the water with an inquiry to see if his friend David Moyes would be willing to sell. Arteta still has two years left on his current Goodison deal, but progress in negotiations has been slow, and the Spaniard is aware of other interest from the likes of United, Arsenal and Manchester City.
David Maddock, Daily Mirror
Meanwhile, the Daily Mail report that Blackpool want to pip Preston to the signing of Danny Welbeck on loan.