Manchester United have reportedly tabled an offer for Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar which matches that of rivals Manchester City.
Both Manchester clubs are on the hunt for a new central defender, and Tuttosport (via Sport Witness) claims that Skriniar is the man they are chasing.
The report states United have 'tabled a €65million (£58m) offer' for the Slovakia international. That has matched the bid on the table from City.
The 25-year-old has struggled to adapt to a three-man defence under Antonio Conte at Inter. And the report suggests the Nerazzurri will 'evaluate any offers to understand what is best to do'.
Both United and City favour using a back four, which suits Skriniar's qualities better - with Real Madrid and Bayern Munich also keen on the player. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer parted with big money to sign Harry Maguire last summer. But Victor Lindelof has not always impresed as his partner.
That has prompted the Red Devils to search for a replacement, with Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly also on their radar.
As for City, they have still not replaced the hugely influential figure of Vincent Kompany.
The Belgian left last summer and an early season injury to Aymeric Laporte stretched Guardiola's resources.
The Etihad outfit appear certain to strengthen defensively. Especially with doubts over the futures of John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi as well.
- TEAMtalk media