Last Updated: Mon, 07 Oct 2013 11:06
Manchester City are reportedly set to face a fight in order to land highly-rated PSV Eindhoven winger Zakaria Bakkali.
City have been keeping tabs on the 17-year-old Belgian starlet, who has already made a name for himself in the Netherlands by becoming the youngest-ever scorer of a hat-trick - the record which was previously held by Bayern Munich star Arjen Robben - in a game against NEC Nijmegan.
As a result, Bakkali has already been likened to fellow compatriot Eden Hazard, who plies his trade for Chelsea in the Premier League, and is poised to be handed his first senior international cap by Belgium coach Marc Wilmots in the near future.
It is believed that City are leading the chase to sign Bakkali following his 18th birthday when he will be eligible to sign a professional contract.
But rivals Manchester United and Arsenal are two clubs being linked with the player so it could result in a fight to land the youngster's signature.
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