Senior Manchester City officials are set to fly to Croatia later this week to broker a deal with Dinamo Zagreb for wonderkid Alen Halilovic.
Halilovic, who was also linked with Manchester United earlier this year, became Dinamo's youngest ever player when he made his first-team debut in September aged 16 years and 102 days.
The 16-year-old's stock has soared in recent months, and he has even been likened to Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi.
He turned in another superb performance last weekend, scoring a spectacular goal against Zadar in the Croatian league.
City are keen to sign Halilovic and will send a three-man delegation to Zagreb later this week in a bid to thrash out a deal for the playmaker.