Manchester City could be set to battle rivals Manchester United for the summer signature of Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho.
The Blues instructed their spies to attend Sporting’s 1-0 win against Porto before reporting back with their findings this week.
Both City and United are determined to strengthen their midfields at the end of the season.
The Red Devils’ engine room has come under severe scrutiny during a dreadful campaign, while City lack cover when England man Jack Rodwell is injured.
And with the lad being one of the most coveted young talents in the game, the SportsDirectNews claim the giants will battle it out to see who wins the race for his signature