The international England searches the final major step of its career and has four of the largest clubs in Europe.
After contract negotiations broke down, Arsenal, AC Milan and Monaco compete to sign Southampton Captain Ryan Bertrand.
The Premier League parties and two European giants began negotiations in summer to take advantage of the expiring offer of the 31-year-old. Man City is also famous for being in touch.
In the January transfer window the Saints declined the Arsenal bid, hoping that an understanding will be found on a new contract; Manager Ralph Hasenhuttl acknowledges the two sides have not reached an agreement.
WHAT DID HASENHUTTL HAVE TO SAY?
Hasenhuttl said ahead of his side 2-0 loss at Liverpool at the weekend, “We look at other goals because the deal we’ve made has not been approved by him.
“WE WILL HAVE TO LOOK AT MORE ALTERNATIVES IN THIS SITUATION IF THERE IS NO ALTERNATIVE FOR THE FUTURE.”
WHAT COMES NEXT?
Southampton will attempt substitution while Bertrand evaluates his next step, as said by Hasenhuttl.
He will then leave St Mary’s club for a potentially last cash-in for the striker by the star man Danny Ings, whose deal ends in June 2022.
The 28-year-old needs a deal to smash the pay system in the south and is interested in a potential relocation by Spurs.
At Arsenal, Bertrand is likely to be used as a back-up solution for the well-known Kieran Tierney from the Emirates. However, the record of Scot injuries could show that Bertrand had a lot of time.
Mikel Arteta was pressured, in recent weeks, to use Granit Xhaka to the left of his popular central midfield site.
Cedric Soares from Southampton was also poached by the Gunners in January 2020 on the basis of a price reduction agreement after his term expired.
Likewise, Man City will probably rotate Bertrand and enhance its homeland quota as the goal of spending a great deal on the money for a major player, such as Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund.
They also would still need to build room by launching one of their existing backgrounds, but they might be decent companies.
After Fikayo Tomori and Diogo Dalot took loans respectively from Chelsea and Manchester United this season, Milan has already succeeded in signing players on the English Markt.
Meanwhile, sports director Paul Mitchell, who was taken from RB Leipzig, is in charge of Monaco’s chase.