Man Utd and Man City set to battle for impressive France ace

Manchester United and Manchester City are set to battle for Atletico Madrid and France star Lucas Hernandez, a player who has set the world alight this summer.

Don Balon are stating that the Premier League rivals are set to go head-to-head to see who can sign the defender and given his performances at the World Cup, he isn’t going to come on the cheap.

It’s easy to see how Hernandez has attracted interest from both Manchester clubs, but it’s United that need to strengthen defensively to catch up with last season’s Premier League champions.

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The 22-year-old has helped Didier Deschamps’ side keep two clean sheets in four appearances so far, with the player also bagging an assist along the way.

He kept Lionel Messi and his Argentina team-mates quiet on Saturday as France won 4-3 to book their place in the next round.

Next up for France is Uruguay, who have a world-class strike force in Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani in top form, so Hernandez and co will need to be at their best.

It will be interesting to see if one of the Manchester clubs lands Hernandez before the new domestic season kicks off.

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