Manchester City and Manchester United are battling for Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fernandinho.

The Mirror says City thought they had an agreement with the Shakhtar Donetsk star to move to Eastlands.

But now Sir Alex Ferguson has entered the race for the playmaker rated at Euro 20m (£16.5m).

The Ukrainian champions do not need to sell financially and coach Mircea Lucescu is determined to keep together the squad which has reached the knockout stages of the Champions League.