Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare is on Manchester City's radar.
The Daily Mail says the 18-year-old only joined Lille from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer on a three year contract but has broken into their first team and impressed with his energetic, box to box performances.
Lille are under pressure financially though and may be forced to sell some of their squad this window to evade sanctions from the French football federation.
Soumare first impressed City playing for PSG's U19s in the UEFA Youth League and scouts were sent to watch him in action on Saturday evening against Caen.
He is 6ft 2ins tall and would add extra physical presence with Yaya Toure coming to the end of his contract in the summer.