Rangers are looking at a potential Manchester double, having landed Amad Diallo from United they have now joined the hunt for City’s starlet James McAtee, TEAMtalk understands.
The 19-year-old is regarded as one of City’s brightest talents and that has been highlighted by the fact he has already been handed his first-team debut by Pep Guardiola this term.
Guardiola is in no hurry to move him on, but is willing to let him leave if the right move is found.
City’s hierarchy are now looked in talks with a number of clubs about the player – to try and determine who will be the best option for him, if he was to leave.
Within England there are a number of clubs keen on him, with Southampton, Brighton, Aston Villa and Leicester all expressing an interest in recent weeks. Championship sides Bournemouth, QPR, Blackburn and Swansea City are also interested.
However, a move to Scotland could be an option with Giovanni van Bronckhorst hoping the fact that he and Guardiola are good friends, could persuade City to send him to Glasgow.
McAtee has scored 14 goals in 15 appearances in Premier League 2 this season, making him the league’s top scorer – while also registering seven assists.
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Barca plan to win Haaland race revealed
Meanwhile, a report has detailed Barcelona’s ambitious plan as they attempt to beat Chelsea and Manchester City to the capture of Erling Haaland.
The striker could leave Borussia Dortmund in 2022, although he will not be moving in January. According to various reports, Haaland has a €75million (£63m) release clause which becomes active this summer.
Dortmund, of course, want to prevent an exit by tying him down to a new contract. But Haaland recently gave a frustrated interview where he spoke about the ‘pressure’ being put on him by the club.
“The last six months, I have chosen not to say anything out of respect for Dortmund,” the Norwegian said (via Sky Sports).
“But now the club has started to pressure me into making a decision. All I want to do is to play football.
“But they press me to make a decision now about my…