Sergio Aguero and Wesley Sneijder are being lined up by Manchester City, the Daily Star claims, as the club plan a £80 million spending spree to catch title winners Manchester United.
The cross town rivals are becoming even more competitive, with both clubs boasting high transfer budgets and the ability to participate in the Champions League next season.
While Manchester United have long been chasing Sneijder, City hope to snare the Inter Milan star in a deal worth up to £40 million.
City can also afford the playmaker’s sky high wages of £250,000 a week, a demand that United have so far reportedly been unable to match.
And Aguero, who has long been a target for Manchester United, is also a priority target for City, with Roberto Mancini admitting he is chasing the Atletico Madrid striker.
Aguero has made it clear he wants to leave Spain, with City the front runners to sign the 23-year-old.
While Carlos Tevez is no longer leaving City for the Corinthians, his agent said today that he still want still leave Manchester, and should the skipper go, City will have a particularly high budget to shell out £80 million on taking two United targets and catching up to their rivals.