Manchester City, Manchester United fight over Jerome Boateng

Manchester City,

Jerome Boateng is now a potential transfer target for both Manchester City & Manchester United.

The Bayern Munich defender has established himself as a key part of the Bundesliga giants, but Boateng may be allowed to move to a new club at the end of the season.

According to The Sun, that has alerted both City and United, with City boss Pep Guardiola said to be enthusiastic on a reunion with a player that he worked with at the Allianz Arena.

The 29-year-old has already spent time at the Etihad Stadium, with 24 outings coming in all competitions during the 2010-11 campaign, though that is not likely to lessen the chances of a switch to Man. United.

Boateng still has over 3 years remaining on his contract, but Bayern could cash in should they get a major offer ahead of next season.