Manchester City have sent scouts to keep track of highly-rated Nice midfielder Wylan Cyprien, according to reports in France.
The 23-year-old has been a stand-out performer in Ligue 1 for the past few seasons and he has been tipped for a big-money move in the near future.
The Frenchman was reportedly being closely monitored by Real Madrid last summer, while he also has admirers in Italy.
City have also been linked with the midfielder and, according to Le10Sport, the Premier League champions have sent a delegation of scouts to France to keep tabs on him.
Cyprien is yet to provide any indication that he is willing to leave Nice in the near future, but the opportunity of a move to England could well present itself as the January window approaches.