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Manchester rivals chase Swiss midfielder

Both Manchester clubs are interested in signing Swiss international Denis Zakaria who is currently with Borussia Monchengladbach in the Bundesliga.

The defensive midfielder played a key role in helping his side reach the Champions League last season and, after being out with a knee injury for some time, has made an impressive return to fitness, playing the last four games for his club.

His form has attracted interest from a number of teams, including both Manchester clubs. United are in the market for a replacement for Nemanja Matić, whilst their neighbours are in the market for somebody who can take the place long-term of Fernandinho, is now approaching the veteran stage of his career.

24-year-old Zakarai began his career in his native Switzerland with Servette and then Young Boys, moving to the Bundesliga side in 2017. He has played 28 times for the full Swiss national side, scoring three times.

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