Sampdoria midfielder Pedro Obiang has attracted interest from Manchester City, who could make an offer in January.
The 20-year-old talent impressed in last season’s promotion campaign from Serie B and has continued that form in the top flight.
There are reports in the Italian media that Obiang has caught the eye of Roberto Mancini.
A January bid is on the cards and scout Attilio Lombardo is expected to be in the stands for the next Blucerchiati games.
Obiang originates from Equatorial Guinea, but was born in Spain and has represented La Roja at Under-17 and Under-19 level.
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