Manchester City have confirmed a collaboration agreement with Espanyol.

The partnership is not formal, but the two clubs have entered a partnership.

A City spokesman said: "There is no formal agreement but they are a club which we have begun to foster a good relationship with.

"That relationship may help bring a number of opportunities for both clubs in the future."

It understood Espanyol will not act as a feeder club but share information regarding scouting and youth development.

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