Manchester City are weighing up a move for Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz, who is also being closely monitored by Barcelona and Real Madrid in his native Spain.
The Citizens sent scouts to watch the 23-year-old in action as his side secured a 3-2 victory at Red Bull Salzburg on Wednesday evening. Ruiz performed well during I Partenopei's Champions League triumph in Austria, continuing his rich vein of form from the summer, when he was named player of the tournament at the European Under-21 Championships.
After joining Napoli from Real Betis in 2018, Ruiz has become a fixture in the Italians' starting XI, functioning mainly as a central midfielder, whilst also having the ability to play wide on the left.
The Guardian report that City will have to pay a mammoth fee to land their target, with Partenopei chairman
'El Mago' will leave the Etihad Stadium when his contract expires in the summer. It appears Guardiola views his compatriot as a strong candidate to replace Silva in Manchester, with t