Shakhtar Donetsk have confirmed that in-demand midfielder Fred will be heading to Manchester this summer, with City and United set for another transfer tussle.
The Premier League leaders are refusing to give up in their efforts to get an agreement pushed through, but they are set to face competition from a familiar foe.
Shakhtar chief executive Sergei Palkin said in Corriere dello Sport on the battle for Fred's signature: "Fred will leave in June. If not to Manchester City, then to Manchester United."
"He is ready for the best championships. In addition to being very good, Fred is very professional."