Manchester City CEO Ferran Soriano has been on a scouting trip to watch Juventus forward Paulo Dybala, according to reports in Italy.
The Spaniard was said to be present during the Bianconeri’s 2-1 win over Lazio at the end of last month.
It is believed Soriano’s presence was at the behest of manager Pep Guardiola who is reportedly a fan of Dybala and would be interested in recruiting the Argentinian international.
The 25-year-old has been the subject of a great deal of speculation in recent days with reports that the striker had fallen out with manager Max Allegri.
There was one story circulating earlier this week that suggested that Dybala had even been offered to Liverpool in part exchange for Mohamed Salah.
Whatever the truth of the matter, the Argentine would prove a costly purchase if City were to bid for the player. Juve are believed to value him between €100m (£88m) and €120m (£106m).