Man City to check on Sporting Lisbon's Izmailov

Manchester City boss Sven Goran Eriksson and his assistant Hans Backe are expected at Old Trafford tonight for Manchester United's clash with Sporting Lisbon.

Eriksson and Backe are set to take a close look at Marat Izmailov, the Lokomotiv Moscow winger currently on-loan at Sporting.

Russia international Izmailov has emerged as a January target for City.

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