Manchester City are facing a battle for Derby County whizkid Will Hughes.

The Daily Star says Derby fended off City's attempts to land in-demand Hughes, 17, for £5m in the final week of the January window.

City are set to try again in the summer, but Derby are likely to demand around £10m for Hughes.

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is also a big fan of Hughes, who is also in no rush to quit Pride Park.