The Premier League leaders have had scouts cast an eye over the promising midfielder ahead of a potential transfer swoop
Manchester City are keeping a close eye on the development of Chivas midfielder Orbelin Pineda, according to Mexican outlet Tiempo.
The highly-rated 20-year-old has been impressive in his homeland this season, and Porto are also reported to have cast admiring glances in his direction from Europe.
City, though, have stepped up their monitoring of Pineda’s potential by deploying scouts to watch him in action.
With positive reports fed back to the Premier League leaders, a potential January approach for a man already capped on three occasions at senior level by Mexico is now being mulled over.