Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has identified Malaga winger Isco as a future signing.

The Telegraph says although City are unlikely to add to their squad in January, Isco's performances for Malaga this season have increased the club's interest in the Spain Under-21 player, who has a £17 million buy-out clause in his contract at La Rosaleda.

Mancini watched the youngster against Atletico Madrid earlier this season, while City's director of football, Txiki Begiristain, has also seen Isco in action recently.