Manchester City hold secret weapon in bid to sign Manchester United-linked van Gaal favourite

Manchester City believe they have the upper hand over Manchester United in the pursuit for Feyenoord's Terence Kongolo.

Manchester City made it four successive derby wins on Sunday, with Sergio Aguero's second half goal handing them a 1-0 win over Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium.

It seems virtually assured that City will once again finish above their local rivals, as they really shake off the 'noisy neighbours' tag handed to them at the start of the Sheikh Mansour reign.

As if beating the Red Devils yet again wasn't enough for City, they now look set to make a bid to defeat United in the race to sign Terence Kongolo.

Kongolo, 20, was actually born in Switzerland but has pledged his international allegiance to the Netherlands, who he featured for at the World Cup - under the stewardship of manager Louis van Gaal.

The Feyenoord youngster has impressed over the last year, featuring at both left back and centre back, and recent reports suggested that van Gaal wanted to work with the defender again, valuing his versatility highly.

Yet now, they could lose out to their city rivals as Manuel Pellegrini's side have been linked with a move - and they have a secret weapon in their ranks.

Earlier this year, Manchester City snapped up 16-year-old Rodney Kongolo from the Feyenoord youth setup. The central midfielder is Terence's brother, and the Daily Star believe that City are hoping to entice him to the Etihad Stadium to reunite with his younger brother.

A £3m fee is being attached to Kongolo, and missing out one of his World Cup players to his biggest rivals would be a huge blow - adding to the misery of the 1-0 defeat.

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