Man United enter race to sign £50m-rated CM wanted by Man City and Tottenham

The Manchester Clubs have taking their rivalry off the pitch onto the transfer market  but the biggest skills required in the window is that of spending money.

Man United have entered bidding war with City rivals and noisy neighbours Manchester City over deal for Brazil and Shakhtar Donetsk’s midfielder Fred, according to reports.

United completed the signing of Alexis Sanchez last week and Jose Mourinho had revealed that he will not sign any player in this window until the summer. However, latest reports have also indicated that he will cease any given opportunity to add quality players to his squad.

Fred joined Shakhtar in the summer of 2013  but he has seen his stock risen following a series of consistent and barnstorming displays for the Ukrainian side.

Manchester United are preparing for life after Michael Carrick, who is expected to retire at the end of the season and Maroaune Fellaini, who has decided to exit Old Trafford at the end of the season, and they have been heavily attracted to Fred.

Fred is currently valued at £50m and Guardiola recently admitted that he can afford the central midfielder. Man City are expected to fortify their squad in the summer and Fred has been identified as a perfect fit for the side.

Meanwhile, Star Sports have claimed that Tottenham were heavily linked with a move for the star when his valuation was £30m but the London club have opted out, leaving Man United and Man City to lock horns for the star.

We expect the battle for his signature to be reignited in the summer if he does not move before the close of this window.