Manchester United are reportedly set for a transfer battle with Manchester City for Real Sociedad star Alexander Isak.

Both sides want to sign a new long-term centre-forward to lead the line for the coming seasons and according to Fichajes, they’d be prepared to fork out £76 million to trigger his exit clause.

Edinson Cavani’s deal at United expires next year, boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer refuses to play Cristiano Ronaldo every match and is being patient with academy graduate Mason Greenwood.

Across town, Sergio Aguero left the Citizens for Barcelona and they failed in their chase for Harry Kane over the summer.

And Alexander, who only penned a new contract until June 2026 this summer, appears the perfect candidate for both clubs.

Speaking of his fresh deal, the highly-rated attacking prodigy said: “I’m very happy to continue at la Real. It is a great club, I feel loved here and hope to enjoy things with this team for many more years.”

On the international stage, the player has nine in 30 Sweden matches with four of those coming in 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying this year.

The youngster may not have netted at UEFA Euro 2020 but certainly impressed with his showings and chipped in with two assists.