Man Utd linked with summer move for La Liga no.14 midfielder

Manchester United have reportedly joined direct Premier League rivals Manchester City in the race to secure services of Atletico Madrid’s midfielder Rodri this summer.

Recent reports have claimed that Pep Guardiola’s side are willing to meet the Rodri’s release clause of €70m (£59.7m) after identifying him as a long-term replacement for Fernandinho.

However, Marca reported that the English champions could face stiff competition for his signature from top European teams.

The Red Devils are among the top teams considering a bid for the 22-year-old midfielder, while PSG, Barcelona and Bayern Munich have also been rumoured with a move for his signature.

All of the interested team are believed to be willing to meet Rodri’s release clause, having earmarked the Spaniard as a player who could dominate his position for the next ten years.

Rodri has rejoined Diego Simeone’s side from Villareal last season in a deal thought to be worth around €25m (£21.3m).

Meanwhile, Ligue 1 giants Lyon are reportedly prepared to sell in-demand French midfielder Tanguy Ndombele this summers transfer window.

The 22-year-old midfielder has spent the 2017-18 season on loan at Olympic Stadium from Amiens, before completing a permanent switch to Ligue 1 giants.

Ndombele has been in fine form for Les Gones this campaign, scoring two times while adding seven assists on his name in 40 games in all competitions.

Man City and Manchester United have both been heavily linked with a switch for the four-time France international in the recent games.