Manchester City are poised to make a summer move for St Etienne striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Aubameyang, 23, is rated one of the best young forwards in France and has also attracted interest from Manchester United and Newcastle.
With Mario Balotelli having left the Premier League champions during the January transfer window, manager Roberto Mancini is looking to bolster his forward line.
The Gabon striker, who was dubbed football's King of Bling back in December after he wore crystal-covered boots, is rated at £10m and hit 18 club goals last season.
French radio station RMC Sport claims that City are making advanced moves to sign the prolific forward and have already sent scouts to watch him in action.
City are hoping to beat interest from a number of European clubs and finalise a deal to clinch the signature of Aubameyang when the window is back open.