Etihad Stadium side chase Southampton forward.
Man City are lining up a bid for Southampton forward Jay Rodriguez according to the Metro.
The 25 year old England international has missed the entire campaign with an anterior cruciate ligament injury but is close to making a comeback.
The Etihad Stadium side have relied heavily on Sergio Aguero up front with the likes of Edin Dzeko, Stevan Jovetic and Wilfried Bony only offering minor support and as such a move for a new striker is perhaps no surprise.
However given just how long Rodriguez has been out injured any bid for the former Burnley man would be something of a risk and this source claims Man City are willing to offer £20m for the Saints star.
Prior to his lengthy injury lay-off Rodriguez was in great goal-scoring form, bagging 17 goals last term.