MANCHESTER UNITED will battle it out with rivals City for Real Madrid ace Gareth Bale.
The Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho is looking to add another superstar to his squad this summer.
And City boss Pep Guardiola wants improve his starting eleven for another crack at the Champions League next season.
The Etihad chief wants to improve his attacking options after winning the Premier League title, according to El Bernabeu.
It is understood he is still keen on his Madrid team-mate Isco, who would cost around £75m.
But the Welshman is versatile and can play anywhere along the front three as well as further behind.
The 28-year-old has also been a long-term target by United, and particularly Mourinho.
It is thought Los Blancos could be willing to allow the ex-Tottenham winger to leave during the transfer window.
Real Madrid are planning a huge overhaul in the summer, after a shocking La Liga campaign.