Man City are reportedly fearing a Man United bid in their pursuit of Wolves highly rated midfielder Ruben Neves, according to Goal.com.

The Champions are closely following Neves, who had a standout season for Wolves last time out, helping the Black Country side secure promotion from the Championship.

Wolves have been supported by agent Jorge Mendes, and the Portuguese agent promised Wolves owners that the player would not be sold in the last transfer window despite interest from Man City.

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City met with Neves during the opening weekend, but could not strike a deal.

However, word of City’s interest has reportedly reached Jose Mourinho, who is also interested in a move.

Mendes also represents Mourinho, and the United boss is reportedly annoyed that Mendes has an interest in striking a deal with City rather than United.

United don’t want to miss out on another signing, so will want to try and sign Neves before any deal with City is agreed.

Neves fits Pep Guardiola’s system, and he has identified him as a big target. However, whether Mendes and Wolves will accept an offer is yet to be seen.