Nigel de Jong
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Arsenal are preparing a move in signing Nigel de Jong from AC Milan this summer, according to the Mirror.

The Italian giants asked Clarence Seedorf to step down from his managerial post and asked Filippo Inzaghi to replace him at San Siro.

The report claims De Jong is dissatisfied after Milan sacked Seedorf and is now considering his future with his current employers. Arsenal are planning to make a move in bringing the Dutch international back to the Premier League in the summer transfer window.

The Mirror also claims the Gunners will face competition from the newly promoted Premier League club Queens Park Rangers for De Jong's signature. Their manager Harry Redknapp is an admirer of the 29-year-old holding midfielder.

Meanwhile, De Jong wanted Milan to retain Seedorf and his potential exit has raised concerns over the Dutchman's future at the club.

The former Manchester City midfielder has one year left on his contract with the Serie A outfit. He has admitted that he is considering his future in Italy as he is unaware of the Serie A side's plan for the next season.

"I am 29 years old, it will be an important decision. I will have to choose whether to stay here or go somewhere else. I'm at a big club but I just want to know what the plan is for next season," De Jong said.

Meanwhile, the Milan midfielder was hopeful the club would allow Seedorf to continue as their manager for the next season.

"We do not know anything yet but I hope that he stay. You know what it is like in Italian football, but Clarence did a fantastic job with the players that he had not chosen himself," the Dutch midfielder said.

"We managed a lot of good performances in four months, with him, we played better and more offensive. Unfortunately we did not get into Europe by a point but you have to give it time, we must begin a new cycle with him."

Arsenal have Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini in that position and the addition of De Jong to the Gunners' squad will give Wenger more options during the team selection. He has already featured in the Premier League with City and his experience could prove vital for the north London club.