Dutch international defender Gregory van der Wiel is the latest young star to be linked with City in press around the world.
The 21-year-old 5 foot 6 right full-back became a regular in the Ajax side last term under coach Marco van Basten and also made his debut for the Dutch national side to boot.
He looks set to star at the next World Cup in South Africa and City have been following his progress for some time now.
With their defence still looking decidedly shaky, even after their multimillion dollar face lift, the Citizens of Manchester are scouring the transfer market to plug the wide open gaps in their defence.
Whether Mark Hughes will be the man to actually sign the Dutch youngster up is another matter though as a quarter final cup exit against Arsenal and a defeat against Chelsea on Sunday could see the Welsh supremo receive his marching orders.
According to his agent, Van der Weil is not fazed by the constant rumours linking him with Europe’s top clubs.
And although Hakim Slimani maintains Van Der Wiel has been watched closely by the Blues, he does state that matters stop there for now.
Slimani said: “There is no official contact between Ajax and Manchester City.
“But I cannot deny that his performance has been closely followed by Manchester City.”
Slimani insists Van Der Wiel is one hundred percent focused on seeing out his contract at Ajax Amsterdam which has three years left still to run.
“That’s why Greg is not concerned with a transfer to another club,” continued Slimani.
“He’s just broken through last season.
“This season he has set himself the target of being a major player for Ajax.”