City negotiated a two-year window to buy back striker Jose Angel Pozo if he impressed at Almeria after a £350,000 move from The Etihad.

Pozo, 19 was poached from Real Madrid by City but his opportunities at The Etihad had become limited.

And the Blues are also tracking Sevilla centre-back Jose Maria Amo who has been hailed as Spain's best prospect in that position since Real Madrid hero Sergio Ramos.

Amon, 17, is still on an amateur contract and City see him as a potential bargain. But not surprisingly, Sevilla are trying to tie him up with a long contract.

City splashed the cash in the summer, but would add to their squad in the January transfer window if the right player was available.