Former Atletico Madrid star appears as potential transfer target for Man United

Manchester United and Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing Belgian forward Yannick Carrasco, according to reports in Italy.

The 25-year-old star has spent one campaign in the Chinese Super League after signing for Dalian Yifang from Atletico Madrid last February.

Both Arsenal and Manchester United are looking to strengthen their teams with a new attacking signing in the January transfer market.

And according to sports television channel Sky Italia, Yannick is considered as a possible option by both Premier League clubs.

The report also states that AC Milan are interested in the Belgian, but the winger is understood to favour a move to Arsenal.

Carrasco joined Blue Hawks for £26.5 million last year and the Chinese outfit, who finished 11th in the table last campaign, will want to recoup that fee.

Yannick made an immediate impact on the left side of his side’s attack with seven goals and five assists in 25 matches.

But the 25-year-old attacker is also capable of playing in a more defensive role and has been used as a wing-back by Spanish manager Roberto Martinez for Belgium’s national team.