City are regarded as favourites for the exciting Dutch talent.
However, the Daily Mail says Liverpool remain in talks with the player's agent in a bid to sign him next month.
The sticking point for agreement is understood to have been wages, with the player's camp looking for around £6,000 per week.
Kongolo, who has two brothers, Holland U21 international defender Terence, 19, and nine year old academy prospect Fidel, has been likened to Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira,
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