Man United to rival Man City for 22-year-old France midfielder – report

The two Manchester clubs are set to go head-to-head for the signature of Lyon star Tanguy Ndombele, according to a report

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Manchester City are ready to go to battle with Manchester United for the signature of Tanguy Ndombele this summer, according to a report in England.

The Sun is reporting that the defending Premier League champions have identified Ndombele as an ideal candidate to replace Fernandinho.

With the Brazil international set to turn 34 in May, the same article states that Pep Guardiola has made the Lyon midfielder his number one target to bolster his midfield options this summer.

According to the same story, Manchester City will have their work cut out to sign the 22-year-old amid interest from their city rivals Manchester United.

Serie A champions Juventus are also keeping tabs on the France international, the Sun report goes on to say.

Manchester City will be eager to land Ndombele in a summer deal after another target Frenkie de Jong agreed to move to Guardioala’s former club FC Barcelona in the summer.

The Citizens have relied heavily upon Ferandinho this season despite the 33-year-old being in the twilight of his career.

The Brazil international has scored one goal and has made three assists in 25 games in the Premier League this season.

Manchester City are sitting at the top of the Premier League table and ahead of Liverpool FC on goal difference with 11 games left to go in the title race.

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