City and United are both keen on Valencia’s Adil Rami.
With Borussia Dortmund showing interest in Valencia centre-back Adil Rami, Manchester City and Manchester United are now both looking to scupper the Germans’ plans, according to the Daily Star.
Rami has spent two years at the Mestalla Stadium since a £5.3m move from Lille in 2011, but a fifth place finish in 2012/13 meant the Spanish side have missed out on Champions League football for next campaign.
In the same competition Valencia have also failed to make it past the group stage since 2010/11 and this lack of success has led to Rami wanting away from the club.
With Dortmund the first to show interest in the 27-year-old and their impressive route to the Champions League final in May, it seemed the Frenchman was on his way to Germany.
However, with City and United now entering the race the Premier League could become an attractive prospect for Rami, with new managers at both the Etihad and Old Trafford an exciting prospect for any new signings.
Manuel Pellegrini at Eastlands will certainly have the improved knowledge on the defender over Red Devils boss David Moyes however, having been Malaga manager for the two years the Frenchman has spent in La Liga.
It’s thought that Rami would set any potential suitors back around £8m if they wanted to secure his signing, with the relatively low fee for an international centre-back due to Valencia’s increasing financial problems.
The defender has played 26 times for France so far in his career and was also a stalwart at his club in 2012/13, featuring 36 times in all competitions including all six of their Champions League ties.