Manchester City are willing to propose 13-year-old Foday Nabay an unprecedented offer in order to ward off interest from Manchester United, reports The Daily Mail.
Nabay was previously playing at Birmingham City but has severed ties with the club and is now actively seeking a new team.
Sportsmail revealed that the Sierra Leone-born youngster met with Red Devils officials on Monday, but two days later City have blown their bid out the water with a sensational offer that is unheard of in English football.
The Citizens would be unable to pay the youngster anything directly until his 17th birthday but they may well still gazump their local rivals to the signature of one of England’s most hottest properties.
In addition to the Manchester duo, Nabay has also held talks with Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Aston Villa but Sportsmail understands that he will look to join the team that will offer him first-team opportunities at the earliest point.
The Premier League giants are free to discuss terms with the 13-year-old following the end to his contractual relations with the Blues.
However, some compensation will be due to Birmingham but it is only expected to be at the value of a rather meagre £65,000.