According to recent reports in the English media, Chelsea and Manchester City are keen to acquire the services of Barcelona midfielder, Alex Song.
Alex Song has enjoyed a good return spell in the Premier League, with the Hammers. The former Arsenal player is thought to be surplus at the Camp Nou and will be allowed to leave permanently or on loan this summer.
Given his homegrown status, Song has attracted a lot of interest from the title contenders Chelsea and Manchester City, both of whom are looking to fill their homegrown quota.
Song brings a wealth of experience and a bargain of a deal, which is the prime reason why the Premier League duo are interested in him.
Jose Mourinho has had to field Kurt Zouma as a makeshift defensive midfielder in the absence of Matic. Signing Song, would not only give them a short term experienced backup but will also allow the young Ruben Loftus-Cheek to develop.
As far as Manchester City are concerned, Fernando has had a campaign to forget in defensive midfielder, for the former Champions.
Regardless of whether Pellegrini stays or not, City need a defensive midfielder. And with Song’ homegrown status, the deal makes perfect sense.
Alex Song could also move to the Serie A, with both Milan clubs interested in the former Arsenal man. Despite Barca’ willingness to loan him out again, Song will be hoping to get his long term future secured so that he can concentrate on his football, without having to worry about where he will play next season.