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Manchester City and Manchester United battling to sign 24-goal teenage Copenhagen striker



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Manchester City have entered the race to sign FC Copenhagen teenage star Amin Chiakha but face competition from rivals Manchester United.

The two Manchester rivals could be set for a battle away from the football field, following Saturday’s all-Manchester Emirates FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, where Erik ten Hag’s side surprised Pep Guardiola’s and won 1-2, after two first-half goals.

Alejandro Garnacho and Kobbie Mainoo both punished defensive Manchester City mistakes in north London, as Manchester United prevented the Sky Blues from winning the Premier League and FA Cup back-to-back.

Manchester City had finished 31 points ahead of United in the Premier League and won both meetings in the league convincingly – winning 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium in March and 0-3 at Old Trafford in October.

Both clubs also faced Danish outfit FC Copenhagen during their UEFA Champions League campaigns, with Jacob Neestrup’s side qualifying for the knockout stages ahead of United but suffering defeat in the last-16 to Manchester City.

The Superliga club have a wealth of young talent, with both City and United set to battle for the signature of FC Copenhagen’s teenage striker Amin Chiakha, who has scored 24 goals across three competitions this season.

The Denmark Under-19 international registered 10 direct goal involvements in the UEFA Youth League and 17 in the Danish U19 Boys League, and as a result has drawn interest from a series of European heavyweights.

Sport Witness relay claims from Tipsbladet, who report that the 18-year-old is attracting interest from Manchester City, Manchester United, Ajax and Juventus ahead of the summer, with Copenhagen to ‘do their best’ to try and keep hold of the forward.

Chiakha is considered as one of Copenhagen’s ‘great talents’ but is out of contract in the Danish capital at the end of next season.

The City Football Academy have made numerous additions from across the globe in recent years, and Chiakha could be the latest, as Manchester City look to continue to add to their youth set-up across from the Etihad Stadium.