Manchester United’s coach, Jose Mourinho and Manchester City’s coach, Pep Guardiola are preparing to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The new managers of United and City both want the Borussia Dortmund striker, who is valued at £65million. That fee for Aubameyang, 26, would be a British record signing.
Arsenal has also been linked with the Gabon international but they are now concentrating on England striker Jamie Vardy, who has a £20m buy-out clause in his Leicester contract.
So unless there is a move by Real Madrid, the Manchester clubs are set to fight it out for Germany’s Footballer of the Year.
Sources close to Aubameyang have indicated two Premier League clubs are chasing the Dortmund star.
Mourinho and Guardiola had a fierce, bitter rivalry when they were in charge of Real Madrid and Barcelona. And their duels next season are set to light up not only Manchester but the Premier League generally.