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Man United and Man City set to do battle over Lazio star

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Local rivals Manchester United and Manchester City look set to battle it out for the Premier League title this season.

Playing an attractive brand of football, Pep Guardiola's Blues sit top of the table and appear to be 'the team to beat' this season.

Jose Mourinho's side suffered their first defeat of the season last weekend but will hope to get their title ambitions back on track with a tricky fixture at home to Spurs on Saturday.

According to the Mirror, the two Manchester clubs are set to go head-to-head in the transfer market.

Famously, Dimitar Berbatov was in the middle of a tug-of-war in 2008 and the Bulgarian striker recently revealed why he elected to join Manchester United.

“When United wanted me I was like a horse with blinkers on," Berbatov told ESPN. "I was not interested in anyone else.

"City offered more money but the team was weaker and their history couldn't compete with United.

“When you follow your own path, you have to make decisions like this. I wanted to win trophies and play for the biggest club and the biggest club in England is Manchester United.

Bulgaria striker Dimitar Berbatov is pho

“It was not a difficult decision; Manchester United were the English and European champions, they had the best players, they had Sir Alex Ferguson and Old Trafford. How could I not be seduced?

“When I signed for United, I felt like it was a reward for everything that I'd been through in my life.”

Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is being chased by United and City, as per the Mirror.

Bologna FC v SS Lazio - Serie A

Signed from Belgian club Genk in 2015, the 22-year-old Serbian international has become an integral member of Lazio's squad and is now one of the first names on the teamsheet.

His agent Mateja Kezman, once of Chelsea, refused to rule out a move away from Lazio.

"There’s been a lot of interest from several clubs, such as those in Madrid, Manchester and Milan," Kezman told Radio CRC.

Bologna FC v SS Lazio - Serie A

"But he wants to be happy, to play to keep growing and become one of the best in his role.

"It’s difficult to see him away from Lazio, where he has started the season very well, but I can’t rule out him leaving."

Milinkovic-Savic has been an ever-present in the heart of Lazio's midfield this season, racking up 13 appearances and four goals.

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