Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is reportedly keen for his club to beat Manchester United to the transfer of Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti.
The report states that Umtiti has a release clause of just £53million at the Nou Camp, which looks a very tempting price to pay for such a quality centre-back.
The Times have also linked City with an interest in Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk, though he is reported to be valued at more like £70million.
Umtiti seems a better value option for that buy-out clause, and it could be that we’ll see City and United go head to head for him.
Guardiola and Mourinho have never seen eye-to-eye on the pitch and there could now be drama off it if they both make their moves for the Barca defender.
City have had a great season and don’t exactly look in need of major transfer surgery, but defence has been a problem for them in the past and Vincent Kompany and John Stones have had their injury problems this term.