The Daily Star have claimed Arsenal are ​favourites to sign Manchester United keeper Sergio Romero in January.

Despite proving his worth when needed, Romero has played just four times this season and will be keen for regular first team football with the World Cup coming up next summer.

The Argentine stopper could potentially be given more chances with a hectic winter schedule coming up, but regular first team football is highly unlikely with the impressive form of David de Gea.

Betting company Ladbrokes have put Romero at 9/4 to join Arsenal, with Arsene Wenger potentially seeking a replacement for 35-year-old Petr Cech as he heads towards the end of his career and amid some disappointing results for the Gunners, particularly against their top six rivals.

Romero's next appearance for United, possibly his last, is likely to come against Championship side Bristol City in next week's EFL Cup tie.​​