Newcastle United are looking to sign Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick after his contract with the Red Devils expires, according to Goal.
The 34-year-old’s contract with the Old Trafford club expires this June, and more than five clubs are reportedly set to take advantage of the situation by signing the Englishman for free – one of them being Newcastle United.
Michael Carrick was born in Wallsend, which is merely five miles away from St James’ Park, and it may prove to be a major factor in convincing the midfielder to reject all the other offers to join the Magpies if he leaves Manchester United.
However, it is being said that Carrick is not looking to move away from the Theatre of Dreams just yet, and is keen to extend his contract for another year.
In fact, the midfielder has already rejected a £6million-a-season offer from the Chinese Super League, according to The Sun.
Carrick has been struggling this season with a lot of injuries, and has seen his game-time reduced under Louis van Gaal.
But, with rumours about Jose Mourinho becoming the next Manchester United manager this summer looming large, Carrick could still have a role to play at the club under the Portuguese tactician.