Manchester City are reportedly ready to battle Chelsea in the race to sign Bayern Munich midfielder Thomas Muller this summer.
Muller has put clubs on alert after admitting he will consider any offers which come his way in the coming weeks.
The Germany international was believed to be a target for both Chelsea and Manchester United last summer, and late last year he revealed he turned down the chance to join the Blues following the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
Chelsea are still thought to be keen, but according to The Sun, City believe they can win the race to sign Muller.
Bayern are believed to be keen on signing Man City striker Edin Dzeko, and according to Saturday's report, officials at the Etihad Stadium are confident that any bid for the Bosnian would enable them to sign Muller as part of the deal.
"As with Chelsea, my management have tried to keep any offers away from me before Euro 2012," Muller, who is also thought to be of interest to Inter Milan, told Sport Bild last week.
However, he insisted that his immediate focus is on Euro 2012.
"My job is to play in the European Championship now," he continued.
"This is what I am concentrating on without questioning it."
Muller, who rejected a move to Chelsea two years ago over concerns he would not get to play regular first-team football, also added he was happy at Bayern Munich, but refused to pledge his long-term future to the club.
"Generally everyone knows though that I don’t just wear the Bayern badge on my chest, but that Bayern has always been my club, so I don’t really think about moving or going away," he said.
"At the same time, the situation is such though that I can’t say I’m not listening to offers."