Manchester United are ready to add a significant upgrade on what they have offered Pep Guardiola in order to land him ahead of rivals Manchester City, according to ESPN.
The Red Devils are understood to have only made tentative enquires for the 44-year old Bayern Munich coach thus far, but could be set to make a firm offer.
Despite their public backing of current boss Louis van Gaal, recent results and style of play have led to suggestions they could make a last-ditch attempt to prevent Spaniard moving to the Etihad.
There have been widespread reports that the former Barcelona tactician has agreed to take over from Manuel Pellegrini next summer, though nothing is yet official.
The process in moving for him his believed to have been ‘greatly accelerated’ following the club’s Champions League exit to Wolfsburg in midweek.
Still, there are some schools of thought that it is too little, too late and a move to their city rivals has been privately agreed.