Pep Guardiola is interested in signing Kaoru Mitoman from Brighton this summer.
The Japanese winger has a five-year contract offer from Brighton, but the player is considering his options.
His current deal has two years left, but Brighton are keen to renew the deal and have already attracted interest from Arsenal and Chelsea.
City coach Guardiola wants to bring in a new player after the transfer of Riyad Mahrez for 35 million euros to the Saudi Arabian team, Al-Ahli.
The Spaniard is a big fan of Mitoma – who can play on either wing – and singled him out for City’s pre-season tour of the Far East.
However, Brighton are unlikely to let the Japan international off the hook easily.
And given the 26-year-old’s immediate impact in the Premier League last season, he could cost up to €60 million.