NETFLIX and Amazon Prime are in a bidding war to sign Manchester United for a new fly-on-the-wall documentary series.
TV execs are keen to capitalise on the popularity of the recent All or Nothing documentary which follows the rollercoaster year endured by Arsenal last season.
Manchester City, Tottenham and Sunderland have also appeared in similar shows – and all have proved huge ratings successes.
SunSport understands that Manchester United are the top of the list for the bosses of streaming giants – and they are willing to pay MILLIONS for it.
A source said: “The story of the rebuild of Manchester United under Erik ten Hag, the future of Cristiano Ronaldo and the campaign to remove the Glazer family from the club is like a Hollywood movie in itself.
"That's why the club has become the new target for both Amazon Prime and Netflix producers and offers have gone in several times.
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“Producers have made great play of the fact a programme would be a chance for the directors to show a different side to their role at the club, much like the way Arsenal’s owners did in All or Nothing.
“So far United haven’t given the idea the green light. But the interest remains strong and is unlikely to go away."
The streaming giants are prepared to pay Man Utd a huge sum to allow the cameras inside the club.
The source continued: “Amazon paid about £10m for the All or Nothing series.
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"But producers would be willing to go much, much more than that if they could get access to the biggest club in the world.
"Viewers from China to America to Manchester would be tuning in if they could pull it off.”
Sun Online understands Barcelona are also being targeted for a fly-on-the-wall show with interest high following the club’s financial turmoil.
The story of Wrexham’s purchase by Hollywood owners is also currently drawing in viewers from around the world on Disney Plus and has been acclaimed by critics.
Our source added: “Fly on the wall football shows are very much in fashion at the moment and Amazon and Netflix want to show more and more of them.
"Most top clubs have their own TV channel these days but they don’t show the true inside story of what goes on, which is why fly on the wall programmes are proving to be so popular right now.”
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Amazon also reportedly want to film Newcastle for the duration of the 2023/24 season.
The season would hit the silver screen in the summer of 2024 and could provide a unique insight into life at the club since the Saudi-led takeover last October.
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