Manchester City will battle with Manchester United for the signature of Jean Michael Seri this month, according to reports. The Ligue 1 star is expected to depart Nice before the end of the transfer window and both Manchester clubs are in the race to sign him. Seri has been watched by United all season, while City are desperate to add to their line-up after missing out on Alexis Sanchez. The Premier League leaders pulled out of a deal to bring Sanchez to the Etihad due to the his wage demands and the Chilean subsequently signed for United. The Mirror claim City are desperate to gain revenge over United and Pep Guardiola is keen to beat Jose Mourinho to Seri.