Manchester United have been handed a major transfer boost thanks to Manchester City’s pursuit of Harry Kane.
The striker has reportedly demanded he be allowed to leave Tottenham this summer in search of trophies, with City one of the frontrunners to sign the Englishman.
Pep Guardiola has reportedly made Kane one of his top targets for the summer after allowing Sergio Aguero to leave the club on a free transfer.
Kane is expected to cost in the region of £150million, with the England captain still having three years left on his contract and Spurs chairman Daniel Levy notorious for driving a hard bargain.
But that pursuit could have the consequence of handing fierce rivals United the advantage in the race to sign Sporting Lisbon youngster Nuno Mendes.
Mendes has become a regular since breaking into the team under Rúben Amorim, making 29 league appearances in the campaign just gone.
The 18-year-old mainly lined up in the left wing-back role in Amorim’s 3-4-3 system, helping Sporting to win their first Premeira Liga in 19 years, as well as the Taca da Liga.
Mendes was part of a defence that had the best defensive record in the division, conceding just 20 goals in their 34 games.
His impressive performances have also seen him earn a call-up to the Portugal national squad, with the 18-year-old set to feature at Euro 2020.
Both United and City are eyeing a move for the youngster, with the two Premier League rivals targeting a left-back this summer.