The two most renowned football teams in Manchester are set for a transfer showdown over who will secure the service of Kalidou Koulibaly and Smriniar.

The Red Devils and the Citizens have both headed to Italy to get some recruits to strengthen their defence , Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly and Inter Milan’s Skriniar are the players in question.

Manchester City is desperately in need of a centre-half , with Pep Guardiola making it their topmost priority this summer, after the Etihad owners failed to replace former captain Vincent Kompany who left for R.S.C. Anderlecht last summer.

Kalidou is a top target for City, although Inter Milan would be willing let go of Skrinkar provided if it’s a swap deal involving Sergio Aguero.

The Inter Milan’s option may become the ideal transfer if CAS uphold City’s UEFA Champions League ban for two seasons, and the club are forced to reduce their spree spending act.

Elsewhere, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is yet to decide on how best to use his transfer budget, with Manchester United monitoring situation of the market before deciding on what to prioritise.

United have always made Jadon Sancho their number-one target, so as to cover a desired signing at wing-forward, but they’re having a rethink on whether to go for a striker, another central midfielder or a new central defender.

OGS is having faith in academy graduate Mason Greenwood as the young foward has shown that he’s a potential 20-goal-per-season striker, which is making United change their plans.

United have been courting the Senegalese for long and he’s been at the top of United’s wishlist, which could bring forth a bidding war with City.

Covid-19 has reduced the value of players, and Napoli are not expecting any deal lesser than £70m rather than the £100m they had hoped for a few months ago.

United would love to have Skriniar too, but Swansea City center back Joe Rodon has been looked at as an option.