According to the report, City boss Pep Guardiola has been monitoring Bennacer for some time now and has discussed signing the midfielder from AC Milan with his staff.
The 22-year-old Algerian international Bennacer is contracted to Milan until 2024 and according to the report, the Serie A club do not want to sell the midfielder.
Foot Mercato reckon that Man City are not the only ones interested in signing Bennacer, as Ligue 1 heavyweights Paris Saint-Germain are also vying to sign the midfielder from Milan.
However, with City’s squad already featuring a number of star names, it remains to be seen whether Bennacer will get game time at the Etihad should the move materialise.
Apart from having a fully stacked squad, City are banned from playing in the Champions League as well, which could hamper a potential move.
Nevertheless, Bennacer is on Guardiola’s radar and the Catalan manager could make a move for the Algerian this summer.