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Merson: Arsenal, Man Utd should sign Leicester midfielder Tielemans

Arsenal legend Paul Merson believes his former club should be looking to sign Youri Tielemans this summer.

The Belgium international has impressed on loan at Leicester City during the second half of this season.

The Foxes do not have a buy-on clause with the 21-year-old's parent club Monaco, and Merson thinks the Gunners should swoop in with an offer.

Asked whether a bigger club than Leicester could try to land Tielemans, Merson said: "I think so.

"I think he's special, I really do, I think this kid is a top, top player. The only thing is he's been working with Brendan [Rodgers] for the last couple of months.

"Surely they're getting into his ear about signing – they've got to get his lad signed. I think he can go to any of the top four, or top six.

"If I was Arsenal or Man United, I'd be looking at him all day long, all day long. Even Man City should be looking, I think he's that good. He's only young, 21. Wow."

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