Both the Manchester giants are reportedly ready to lock horn for Tottenham star Danny Rose.
Rose has appeared 20 times for Spurs across all competitions this term, and has also played for England on five occasions, netting twice and assisting a further three during that time.
According to a report from the London Evening Standard, United boss Jose Mourinho is willing to go head-to-head with City’s Pep Guardiola for the Englishman in the summer.
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Rose would demand a price-tag of around £60m, and Tottenham are also likely not to let him go without bargain.
Despite Jose Mourinho’s strong interest, City are believed to be ready to break the bank and tempt Rose to the Etihad at the end of the season, as Guardiola is looking for a major squad overhaul in the summer and requires at least two new full-backs to strengthen his ageing back-line.
Considering his fine form, Rose would have a chance to walk straight into Guardiola’s starting eleven, and would also help revamp the Citizen’s quota of home-grown players.
But, the 26-year-old defender has only signed a new five-year deal in September and is tied to the north Londoners until 2021. So it would take a massive offer from City to secure the service of their key summer target, as Guardiola is desperate for quality reinforcements.
United are also keen to improve their defensive setup, and as Mourinho is considering offloading some of the below par defenders in the summer, United could go head-to-head with bitter rivals City for Rose’s signature in a potential blockbuster transfer saga later this year.
Apart from the Premier League giants, PSG and Shanghai SIPG are also in the race for the highly rated Spurs defender.