Manchester City boss Sven Goran Eriksson will offer £2 million for Crystal Palace midfielder Sean Scannell.

Eriksson sent a scout to watch the winger, 17, in action for the Eagles yesterday, says The Sun.

Scannell burst on to the scene last month as a sub with the winner in the 2-1 victory over Sheffield Wednesday.

But Palace boss Neil Warnock may be tempted to sell. He said: "I've given Sean a chance because I wanted to have a look at him before the transfer window."