The agent of Udinese midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah has claimed his client is a target for big-spending Manchester City.
Asamoah, 22, has impressed in Serie A this season and reportedly has a number of high-profile European suitors, with his representative Claudio Vagheggi insisting City are one of them.
"I cannot deny that there are several clubs interested,'' Vagheggi told Firenzeviola.it. "Manchester City? It's true but they are not the only ones interested in Asamoah. Fiorentina were among the first to show an interest in the player.
"But we have decided not to speak about Udinese's transfer market right now because it is premature. Udinese's strategy is to focus on the season right now.
"If the team continues to do so well and perhaps reach an important goal by the end of this season, then, Asamoah is likely to remain.''
Asamoah is valued at €30 million by Udinese and is under contract with the Serie A outfit until June 2014.
Udinese, who hammered Palermo 7-0 in Sicily last weekend, are fifth in Serie A, one point behind Lazio, who hold the last Champions League qualifying spot.