Scouts from Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool were in attendance to see PSV’s Ibrahim Sangare on Sunday, according to 90 minutes.
The Gunners, Red Devils and Jurgen Klopp’s Reds all look to bolster their midfield ranks in the summer transfer window.
Arsenal’s two best midfielders, Thomas Partey and Granit Xhaka, will turn 30 and 31 respectively this year.
The Gunners also don’t have much strength in depth beyond their first-choice players in the middle of the park.
Meanwhile, Man United just aren’t that good when Bruno Fernandes, Casemiro and Christian Eriksen are unavailable.
And Liverpool’s pressing need to overhaul their midfield amid aging legs and expiring contracts has been well reported.
As a result, Arsenal, Man United and Liverpool sent representatives to PSV’s Eredivisie win over Ajax.
90Min claimed that all three clubs were looking at Sangare, with the Red Devils also looking at Jurrien Timber.
Many other Premier League clubs reportedly had representatives at the game in Eindhoven.
Manchester City, Newcastle, West Ham, Brentford, Brighton, Wolves and Leeds all apparently had scouts there too.
Sangare has a release clause of 37 million euros (£33 million) and is open to a move to the Premier League, the report added.
Sangare has gone from strength to strength at PSV, becoming a star for club and country.
The Ivory Coast international has made 41 appearances for clubs this season, registering seven goals and three assists.
Sangare has also earned 24 caps for the hosts of next year’s Africa Cup of Nations.
Former PSV coach Roger Schmidt formerly considered Sangare “unstoppable”.
Meanwhile, African journalist Alpha Balde said goal.com in 2018: “Physically he is like Yaya Toure but he reminds me of Michael Essien.
“I saw Essien at the beginning of his career and they had the same physical strength at the same age.”
And exploration output Breaking the Lines wrote last year: ‘Strength, power, explosiveness, ball control and even a good long shot; Ibrahim Sangare has it all.
Sangare looks like a big whoop for any of Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United in the summer transfer window.
He’s very talented, not yet in his prime, and at £33m, he won’t break the bank for the Gunners, the Reds or the Red Devils.