Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson will make a bid for Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri this week. The Sun says Ferguson decided to make his move for Arsenal's want-away French star after rivals Manchester City entered the chase.
And last night United gave him the green light to take his summer spending beyond £70million with a £20m bid for the 24-year-old.
Fergie has sat back and listened while Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger insisted there was no way he would sell Nasri to United.
The canny Scot was happy to watch as Nasri became increasingly frustrated at the Emirates. But he is ready to act after rivals City switched their sights to the Frenchman having admitted defeat in their £35m bid for Udinese's Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, 22.