Everton prepared to sell Man Utd target Arteta if new deal cannot be agreed
The Mirror says Manchester United are ready to make an audacious swoop for Arteta.
But if Everton do decide that they can't persuade the midfielder to commit his long-term future then they would be interested, especially if the price was right at about £10million.
Arsenal already see Arteta as a possible replacement should Cesc Fabregas leave, and City have made no secret of their admiration for the midfielder.
Everton don't want to sell and still believe the Spaniard will sign a new deal, and officials at Goodison would be massively reluctant to do any business with City after the bad taste left by Joleon Lescott's move to Eastlands last summer.