Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has been given encouragement in his pursuit of Sporting Libson whizkid Bruma.

The 17 year-old, whose full name is Armindo Bangna Na, attracted a €3 million offer from City, on the personal request of Mancini, in the summer - which was flatly rejected.

However, its emerged Sporting are prepared to sell Bruma, who has been likened to Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo, for between €5-6 million.