The station station report that Van Gaal has reportedly sent scouts to see Çalhanoğlu in action and he is now considering a January move.
TalkSport brings forward claims from Italian publication TMW, who state AC Milan face United’s competition in the transfer window for Bayer Leverkusen ace Hakan Calhanoglu; a free-kick master.
It was revealed on Tuesday that AC Milan had joined longer term suitors Manchester United in the race to sign the Turkish global, but Arsenal are now monitoring proceedings too despite having a wealth of players available in the attacking midfield positions.
The starlet has quickly become one of the Bundesliga’s hottest prospects, and, despite his young age, he is already feared because of his deadly set-pieces.
Calhanoglu was heavily linked with a move away from the BayArena during the summer, with the Red Devils as well as Arsenal keen on the Turkey worldwide dubbed the ‘New Mesut Ozil.’
The 21-year-old has directly been involved in seven goals this season and has earned plaudits from the veterans of the game such as Pep Guardiola for his ability to score from freekicks.
A friendly gent pointed out to us that Calhanoglu helped destroy BATE Borisov in the Champions League two weeks back, whilst he has the highest free-kick rating in Federation Internationale de Football Association 16.