Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund are set to go head to head in the race for Fenerbahce wonderkid Elif Elmas in January according to the Fanatik sports newspaper.
Per the source, City and Dortmund sent scouts to watch Elmas over the international break and are preparing an ‘astronomic’ offer.
Elmas put on an impressive display for Macedonia U21 against Armenia.
Fenerbahce are set to hold a meeting to discuss the future of Elmas who has established himself as a first-choice star in Phillip Cocu’s side despite being aged just 18-years-old.
Former Yellow Canaries president Aziz Yildirim revealed that City actually made a bid for Elmas and that 26 clubs were interested in the rising star.
“Manchester City and Ajax made concrete offers, in total 26 clubs made bids for Elif Elmas,” Yildirim told NTV Spor.
Elmas made the move to Fenerbahce last summer but had to wait until 2018 before being be registered due to a complication with FIFA.
The youngster has started every game this season and recently confirmed that City did indeed make a bid.
“Yes to both questions but I won’t go into any more details, that stays with me,” Elmas told Fanatik.
City could face competition from rivals Manchester United.
A source close to Fenerbahce revealed to Turkish-Football that the Red Devils have also sent a scout to monitor Elmas this season.
United had scouts watch the attacking midfielder at the Champions League Third Round tie against Benfica.