Manchester City are eyeing Panathinaikos midfielder Marcelo Mattos.

The Independent says City are weighing up a £3 million bid for the Brazilian, who only moved to Greece in the summer from Corinthians. Mattos has been in impressive form and Portsmouth are also believed to be interested.

Although not an international Mattos would be able to move to England because he has an Italian passport. Despite the impressive form of Dietmar Hamann, he is 34 and City have identified a new holding midfielder as a priority.