Manchester United have been linked with a move to bring in Fulham star Kevin Mbabu, and Arsenal could help them sign the Swiss defender.

The Gunners face Manchester United in the Premier League this weekend. It’s arguably the biggest fixture between the two clubs for years now, and a win for either side will send a big message to the rest of the Premier League.

As for transfers, Arsenal haven’t brought anyone in yet this month, but we could end up helping United sign Mbabu in the coming days.

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Arsenal could be about to help Manchester United sign Kevin Mbabu

Fulham boss Marco Silva doesn’t fancy Mbabu anymore.

The Swiss full-back is behind Kenny Tete in the pecking order and has played just twice since the start of October. It’s very likely that he will be on his way now, and TMW reported this week that Mbabu is in advanced negotiations to sign for Manchester United.

The only thing that appears to be blocking a move at the moment is that Fulham haven’t signed a replacement yet – don’t worry Manchester United fans, Arsenal will help you out here.

The Daily Mail reported this week that Arsenal and Fulham are closing in on an agreement for the sale of Cedric Soares. The Portugal international is on the verge of joining the Cottagers, and he’d be a decent signing for them.

That completely eliminates Fulham’s need for Mbabu, and Manchester United, if they really want him, will then have a clear run at signing the rapid Swiss defender, who once clocked a top speed of 36.1 km/h.

Cedric has played just twice in the Premier League for Arsenal all season.

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The Insider’s View:

Arsenal would never intentionally want to help Manchester United out, but this would just be the best thing for all parties.

Cedric is surplus to requirement at Arsenal. Ben White and Takehiro Tomiyasu are both ahead of the Portugal international in the pecking order, and it makes no sense to keep hold of him now.

Mbabu’s situation at Fulham is quite similar. Silva just does not want him in his side – he hasn’t even been in the squad since domestic football returned after the World Cup.

It will be interesting to see how this pans out, but Cedric’s move to Fulham could definitely help United seal a deal for Mbabu in the coming days.

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