Manchester City and Manchester United are set to battle it out for the signature of Bayern Munich star David Alaba.
Alaba's Bayern contract expires in June 2021 and both Manchester clubs have made approaches for the 75-cap Austria international.
Pep Guardiola coached the 28-year-old during his time in the Bundesliga, but City may face further competition for the two-time Champions League winner.
TOP STORY – UNITED AND CITY SET FOR TUG-OF-WAR OVER ALABA
City and United have each made formal contact with Alaba's agent Pini Zahavi, reports Spanish media outlet AS.
Bayern's chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has accepted the European champions can do nothing to keep Alaba, despite trying "everything" to convince the nine-time German league champion to stay.
But the Manchester rivals are not the only interested parties, with Real Madrid the favourites to land Alaba, according to the Daily Mail. Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain are also in the race.
- Everton left-back Lucas Digne is another player on Guardiola's wish list, say the Daily Mail. The Toffees are set to offer the France international a bumper new contract to ward off City's advances, according to the Times.
- PSG are lining up a bid for Atletico Madrid's wantaway goalkeeper Jan Oblak, say the Daily Mail. The Ligue 1 champions see 27-year-old Oblak, who wants a new challenge, as the successor to 34-year-old gloveman Keylor Navas in the French capital.