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Hands up all those who saw this sort of thing coming? We're glad it is not just us who saw the 'clubs keeping tabs in Adnan Januzaj' story following his fine start to the season with Manchester United.
We felt it would be Real Madrid or Barcelona who would be the sides involved, so credit to John Edwards of the Mail who claims in an exclusive that Manchester City are ready to make a raid on their neighbours.
In his piece, Edwards writes:
The brilliant teenage midfield prospect has been involved in a contract wrangle with Manchester United that has dragged on nearly six months.
City have been alerted to the stand-off and are ready to launch a raid that would infuriate Old Trafford and overshadow even the furore over United’s failings in the summer transfer window.
Edwards says Januzaj is in the final year of his contract and wants both improved terms and assurances over his involvement in the first team.
Now, who can predict the next instalment of this saga? Yes, we think he'll sign a new deal as well.