City officials have spoken with Malaga manager.
The Daily Mail claim that Manchester City have met with Malaga manager Manuel Pellgrini, who could be in line to replace Roberto Mancini next season.
The Chilean has caught the eye of several top clubs after his fine work with Malaga. After being harshly dismissed by Real Madrid three years ago, he is now being targeted by Chelsea as well as City.
But with ex-Blues boss Jose Mourinho seemingly the preferred choice to take over at Stamford Bridge next season, Pellegrini could be set for a move to Manchester, as patience with Mancini may have run out at the Etihad Stadium.
The Italian has had a poor season, failing to mount a serious defence of their Premier League title, with only the FA Cup left to play for. The man himself has been critical of the club for failing to back him in the transfer market last summer, with only flops like Jack Rodwell, Scott Sinclair and Maicon brought in – and crucially, missing out to rivals Manchester United on the signing of Robin van Persie from Arsenal.
Pellegrini has previously stated that he is happy to stay at Malaga, but City seem to be doing their best to persuade him to take charge of their team next year.