Manchester United are set to land teenage sensation Fabian Delph from Leeds United, with the Premier League Champions claimed to have beaten off Arsenal for the signature of the youngster, who has also attracted interest from West Bromwich Albion, Bolton Wanderers, Newcastle United and Chelsea.
Recent reports have suggested that Delph was to leave Elland Road for the Emirates Stadium in January, with the Gunners to loan the midfielder back to the Yorkshire side until the end of the season.
However, an insider at the Red Devils has claimed that Delph will be arriving at Old Trafford in January in a deal worth around £5million, with United boss Sir Alex Ferguson moving quickly to land the left-sided player after losing out to Arsenal on Theo Walcott and Aaron Ramsey.
A United insider said: “It’s as certain as it gets that Fabian will be a Red in January. It’s a done deal.”
18-year-old Delph has been at Leeds since 2001 and has scored 3 goals in 16 league appearances for the Whites, with the midfielder also being capped by England at Under-19 level this year.