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Man City shunned as Kjaer agent opens door to Man Utd, Tottenham

Manchester United and Tottenham are battling for Palermo defender Simon Kjaer.

The £12million chase to sign Simon Kjaer looks like turning into a straight battle between Manchester United and Tottenham after his agent revealed he wants to join a Champions League club.

Former Middlesbrough striker Mikkel Beck appeared to dash Manchester City's hopes of landing Kjaer after eliminating Steve McClaren's Wolfsburg from the running and describing how the 21-year old centre-back was setting his sights high.

Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini had admitted holding discussions with both Manchester clubs, Tottenham and Wolfsburg and hinted he was ready to sell to the highest bidder.

But Beck narrowed down the field by countering: "I heard those remarks, but it is not true that Wolfsburg are contenders for Simon's signature. He will not be going there.

"Simon knows he can play in the Europa League with Palermo next season, but he is ready to take the next step and move up to a higher level. There are still one or two interesting clubs to consider."

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