Manchester City are chasing Valencia youngster Carles Gil according to reports from Super Deporte.

The 20-year-old is currently on loan with La Liga minnows Elche – whom he helped to secure promotion last season – where he has been impressive.

His stylish playing style and eye for a pass have seen him compared with current City superstar David Silva who also graduated from the youth set-up at the Mestalla-based outfit.

Sky Blues chief Manuel Pellegrini has been aware of the youngster for some time and is believed to be a keen admirer of his talents.

As a result he is keen to lure the attacking midfielder to the Etihad Stadium but he will face a fight to do so.