The Eastlands club are believed to be moving closer towards striking a deal with the Italian club for the sale of the 22-year-old, and talks are reportedly at an advanced stagehere.
Manchester City are believed to be closing in on the signing of Udinese star Alexis Sanchez.
The Chile international has impressed in Serie A this season, prompting speculation that he could leave in the summer.
Goal.com revealed exclusively earlier this month that the Italian outfit will demand upwards of €30 million (£26.2m) for the sale of their star player.
Now the News of the World reports that City are in advanced talks with Udinese over a move for the 22-year-old.
Sanchez has also been linked with moves to Inter and AC Milan.