Manchester City are prepared to battle arch rivals Manchester United for Portuguese teenage sensation Renato Sanches, according to the Times, via the Sun.
The 18-year old midfielder has been strongly linked with a blockbuster move to Old Trafford for some time, following his emergence with Portuguese giants Benfica.
Jose Mourinho, strongly touted for the United job, is understood to have sanctioned a mega money move should he eventually takeover from Louis van Gaal.
A commanding box-to-box midfielder of immense dynamism, there is huge excitement emanating out of Lisbon in regards to his potential in the future.
However, Pep Guardiola is reported to be ready to rival the Red Devils in an effort to land him as he plots a major overhaul at the Etihad.
Yaya Toure, a player of some comparison, has seen his future cast into doubt in recent months, prompting speculation Guardiola could look to replace the marauding Ivorian.