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Hoffenheim youngster Ilay Elmkies a target for Man Utd and Man City

Manchester City and Manchester United are battling it out for Hoffenheim youngster Ilay Elmkies.

The 19-year-old has been compared to Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara.

According to The Sun, both Manchester clubs view the German whizkid as a potential star.

With just one year left on his current deal, the midfielder could cost just £2.5million.

West Ham United are also interested in acquiring his signature.

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