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Manchester City land France under-18 duo Cuisance and Zagadou - sources

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Manchester City have seen off strong competition to land France under-18 duo Mickael Cuisance and Dan-Axel Zagadou, sources close to the club have told ESPN FC.

Centre-back Zagadou has turned down a professional deal with Paris Saint-Germain and attacking midfielder Cuisance has done the same at Nancy in order to make the move to England.

The duo have visited City's impressive Etihad Campus and sources close to the club told ESPN FC that Pep Guardiola spoke to both to convince them to make the move.

Zagadou and Cuisance have impressed for club and country, emerging as targets for several European clubs after catching the eye as France U18s drew with England in November.

Manchester United, Barcelona and Juventus had been reported to be interested, but City have moved swiftly to agree deals.

They will only have to pay training compensation fees for the two players as they have not yet signed professional deals with their current clubs.