Manchester City are monitoring Erik Lamela's situation at AS Roma.

Il Messaggero says Lamela was watched by Manchester United scout Martin Ferguson on the weekend for victory over Torino.

Lamela's agent, Pablo Sabbag, is in Rome this week to discuss the situation and should the Giallorossi indicate a willingness to sell, United will face competition from City for the midfielder.

City chief Txiki Begiristain considered Lamela for Barcelona while he was still playing with River Plate.