Date:25th January 2022 at 2:30pm
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Manchester City and Liverpool have gone head-to-head on many occasions in recent seasons. 

From their Champions League quarter-final thriller in 2018 to thrilling battles for the Premier League title in both 2019 and 2020, the two clubs have been at the centre of the fiercest rivalry in England in recent seasons.

Now, though, it appears that the two heavyweights are set to go against each other once more, this time in the race to sign a highly-rated Eredivisie winger.

According to Voetbal International via The Daily Mail, both clubs have been in talks with Cody Gakpo over the possibility of signing the PSV Eindhoven star.

The 22-year-old winger has been one of the standout performers in the Dutch top flight in recent seasons, and has scored six goals and provided ten 10 assists in 15 league matches so far this term.

The Dutch international’s sensational form had helped propel PSV to the summit of the Eredivisie, however defeat to rivals Ajax on Saturday saw the Amsterdam side leapfrog them into top spot.

Gakpo is enjoying a breakthrough season in Holland

The two English clubs’ interest comes despite the fact that the player is expected to agree a long-term contract extension in the near future, which is expected to keep him at the club until 2026.

The PSV academy graduate, who has also attracted interest from Bayern Munich, is said to have discussed the English interest with his agent, but was keen to reiterate that his sole focus is on the current season.

“The clubs that want something are also known to me, I’ve have conversations about that with my agent,” he said.

“Very interesting clubs have been added, but we have to look at what the first step is. At the moment my focus is not there and I had better things to do on Sunday.”

The young winger has played four times for his native Netherlands, and grabbed his first senior international goal in September last year, scoring and assisting in a 4-0 win over Montenegro in World Cup qualification.

Gakpo’s ten assists put him second in the Eredivisie charts, bettered only by Ajax’s Dusan Tadic, with 14.

 
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