Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola has reportedly called Milan midfielder Ismael Bennacer, claim RMC Sport, with a potential €50m release clause.
The 22-year-old Algeria international was named Player of the Tournament at the Africa Cup of Nations and completed his €16m transfer from Empoli last summer.
He has been a revelation in Serie A this season, earning repeated links with Paris Saint-Germain.
Now RMC Sport in France claim that Manchester City have dived in with great determination to get the deal done quickly.
Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/