Manchester City and Sporting Lisbon officials held further talks about Matheus Nunes last Wednesday, according to reports in the Portuguese media.
The two teams were facing each other in the second leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie and representatives were reportedly seen dining out for lunch at the Tast Catala restaurant in Manchester.
City boss Pep Guardiola has already publicly expressed his admiration for Nunes, having described the 23-year-old as “one of the best players in the world” after the first leg last month, so there is genuine interest from the Premier League champions.
The Portuguese international has a €60m (£50m) release clause but it is believed that the player could be available for as little as €30m (£25m), which would certainly make him an attractive target.
Other Premier League clubs, such as Everton, Tottenham, Wolves and Newcastle have been linked with Nunes in recent months but the Citizens are seemingly leading the race for the midfielder’s signature currently.