Manchester United and Juventus are battling for FC Basel midfielder Granit Xhaka.

Italian media sources say United and Juve are going head-to-head for the exciting Swiss talent.

Juventus scouts have been keeping tabs on Xhaka, who has made 10 first-team appearances in the Swiss Super League this season, and are now ready to bid.

United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is also keen on the midfielder's Basel and Switzerland team-mate Xherdan Shaqiri but could be tempted to bid for Xhaka given the strong interest from Serie A.