Manchester City are set to face competition from their arch-rivals Manchester United if they want to secure the signature of Leroy Sane.
That’s according to the Daily Mail , who claim that United sent scouts to watch the £40million-rated winger score in Schalke’s 4-1 win over Hoffenheim at the weekend.
City have long been linked with a move for Sane, along with Barcelona, while the Bundesliga side are keen to keep the 20-year-old for at least another season.
The two Manchester clubs are also reportedly battling it out for Sporting Lisbon’s Joao Mario, with PSG rumoured to have had a £27 million bid for the 23-year-old rejected recently.
One player who is said to be leaving Manchester City this summer, however, is Yaya Toure – with the Daily Mail reporting that Inter Milan are still interested in signing the midfielder.
The paper says that the Ivorian is expected to leave the Etihad when Pep Guardiola takes over and report that his agent, Dimitri Seluk, believes that the Serie A club will make a bid.
Seluk said: “Questions should be addressed to Manchester City, because he’s a starter and he still has a contract until 2017. As long as the club doesn’t give the OK we can’t talk to anyone. Every club wants Toure, but first we need permission from the club to discuss a possible transfer.
“Is Inter a possibility? Yes, but as I said, it depends on Manchester City. We have many options and opportunities, but if the club doesn’t allow it we can’t say or do anything.
“We’ll see. We’ll wait a bit. In 10 days we’ll have some news.”
One player who doesn’t look to be coming to Manchester City is PSV Eindhoven starlet Joel Piroe.
The 16-year-old had been linked with a move to the Etihad after impressing in the Eredivisie club’s youth ranks but now, according to, is preparing to commit his future to PSV.
He reportedly told NextGen Series : “I have been offered a contract by PSV a few weeks ago and if all goes well I will soon sign.”
“The interest of Manchester City, I heard, but for that, you really have to see my agent. I love it but I’m not doing that.
“Everyone must decide for themselves [when they are ready to move abroad]. If you think you’re ready, you should do that.
“I’m not ready yet. I first want to finish my school here and I wish to do well at PSV.”