Manchester United and Manchester City are on alert after it was revealed that Barcelona forward Neymar’s father had advised his son to quit Barcelona and move to the Premier League.

Neymar Snr believes that his son needs to move to England in order to move out of the shadow of his strike partners at the Nou Camp, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez and establish himself as the number one striker in the world.

This could spark a bidding war between the Manchester clubs – both Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola are known to be fans of the Brazilian international – and the talk is that the bidding may exceed £100 million.

Neymar has scored 24 goals for Barcelona this season – but he is still behind Suarez (28 goals) and Messi (35) in the scoring charts. In all, Neymar has scored 104 goals in 184 appearances for Barca since joining from Santos in 2013.

Both Manchester clubs are looking for marquee signings this summer, after relatively disappointing league campaigns, where City finished a distant third to champions Chelsea, and United ended up in 6th – although they did with the EFL Cup and are in the final of the Europa League.

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