Manchester United and Chelsea will take their rivalry to the summer transfer window when both clubs fight for the right to sign two talented midfielders.
The two clubs already have an established rivalry on the field of play with both sides scheduled to face off in the fifth round of the FA Cup at Stamford Bridge at the weekend before playing each other again in their second meeting of this Premier League season billed for Old Trafford later this year.
Their one and only meeting this season ended in a 2-2 draw in a Premier League game played earlier this season.
Manchester United and Chelsea are both interested in signing the midfield duo of Ivan Rakitic and Joao Felix ahead of the summer’s transfer window.
Barcelona midfielder Rakitic is in the middle of a contract standoff with the Catalans.
The 30-year-old is furious after his request for a pay rise was turned down.
Spanish media platform Sport claim that both Manchester United and Chelsea have enquired about his transfer availability with the view of signing him for £57m.
The two Premier League clubs are amongst the plethora of European teams keen on Benfica whizkid Joao Felix.
Other interested parties include Liverpool, Arsenal, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Juventus.