Man United in three-way battle with Chelsea to sign £25m France U21 star

Manchester United are set to do battle with Premier League rivals Manchester City and Chelsea to secure the signature of France U21 star Tiemoue Bakayoko.

The Daily record states that the Premier League trio are locked in a three-way battle to sign the Monaco midfielder.

Per-the-source, Monaco – who recently sold Anthony Martial to United – have valued their star asset at €25 million.

Bakayoko joined Monaco from Stade Rennais for €6 million three seasons ago.

The combative midfielder is known for his tough tackling ability and physical presence on the field.

Meanwhile in other Manchester United transfer news, Jose Mourinho is preparing to break the bank to sign the AS Roma star defender Kostas Manolas, according to the Sun.

The report states that the Portuguese tactician is determined to bolster his defensive options over the January transfer window and has set his sights on the Greek international.

United are challanging for four trophies this season with the Red Devils competing for the Premier League , EFL Cup, Europa League and FA Cup.

Jose Mourinho’s side sit in sixth place in the Premier League with 39 points after 20 games and take on Hull City in the league this weekend.