Man Utd and Chelsea join Arsenal in Alexander Isak transfer race with 22-year-old striker impressing at Real Sociedad

Man Utd and Chelsea join Arsenal in Alexander Isak transfer race with 22-year-old striker impressing at Real Sociedad

MANCHESTER UNITED and Chelsea have reportedly joined Arsenal in the transfer chase for Alexander Isak.

The 22-year-old hotshot has a £75 million buyout clause in his contract and has a host of admirers across the continent.

Now the Daily Mirror claims that United are eyeing a swoop.

They allegedly view the Swedish international as a potential replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo, who turned 37 yesterday, should the legend leave this summer.

Chelsea could also be on the look-out for a forward at the end of the season if Romelu Lukaku fails to hit top form.

And Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has been linked with Isak for several months.

However, his chances will largely depend on whether his team can qualify for next season’s Champions League.

Sociedad were believed to be unwilling to enter talks with any club during the January window unless his release clause was activated.

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Isak is tied down to a long-term contract until 2026, meaning the LaLiga side have no pressure to sell.

Speaking recently about the transfer speculation, the star told Mundo Deportivo: “I am not talking about other clubs.

“I am a Real player, I work here and this is my club. My work is on the pitch, and as I told you before, there are other people who work outside.”

When quizzed about a future exit, potentially at the end of the campaign, Isak added: “You can never be sure of anything.

“As I always say, you never know what can happen in football but in the end I'm here, happy, and nothing more.”

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