Manchester City and Manchester United are locked in a multi million euro tussle with some of Europe’s biggest clubs for Barcelona star Neymar, according to Spanish newspaper Sport.
The superstar Brazilian forward reportedly wishes to stay with the Blaugrana, though has yet to come to an agreement on improved terms.
While the report claims that fierce rivals Real Madrid are in the driving seat should he opt to leave Catalan, both Manchester clubs are said to retain a serious interest.
Any deal taking the former Santos man to the Spanish capital is likely to be one of the most controversial, and expensive, deals in footballing history.
The imminent arrival of Pep Guardiola is understood to have ‘intensified’ their chase, who could offer him up to £60m a season.
City rivals Manchester United are believed to be another who could match his €190m release clause, as well as offer similar wages.
Paris Saint-Germain are also thought to have an interest and the Ligue 1 champions have reportedly tabled a €40m per season offer.