Federico Chiesa has offered an indication as to where he could end up if he leaves Fiorentina for the Premier League.
The 20-year-old forward, who is the son of former Italy international Enrico, has attracted admiring glances from a number of sides in the English top-flight.
Chiesa has refused to rule out a move and hinted that the Etihad Stadium would be his preferred destination as he is a big fan of an attacking talent already on Pep Guardiola’s books.
He told Corriere dello Sport: “I really like [Leroy] Sane. He plays for Manchester City along with other great champions of the calibre of Kevin De Bruyne. They play beautiful football and I like the way Sane interprets the role.
“So I enjoy watching Sane, but also Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery and other wingers who with hard work have achieved remarkable objectives.
“I’ll say Sane, though, because he is only a year older than me. To see a player of this age doing so well in a team that is targeting Champions League success is wonderful.”
Chiesa, who has five goals and two assists for Fiorentina this season, added when quizzed on what his future holds: “I don’t know, because I am focused on training and the weekend’s game, so I don’t look beyond the fixture list.
“The rest will come when it comes.”
While currently being a fan of star turns at Manchester City and Bayern Munich, Chiesa admits that he idolised stars closer to home while growing up.
“I never supported a club as such, but I was very passionate about the Milan full of champions, with Ricky Kaka always being my idol,” he said.
“It was Kaka, Andriy Shevchenko and the others. I really liked watching that Milan side.”