Manchester City's Patrick Vieira has revealed that the club have been impressed by France international Yann M'Vila.
The defensive midfielder has been attracting interest from a host of clubs throughout Europe, with Arsenal and Real Madrid believed to be leading the chase.
But Vieira, who works as Football Development Executive at the Etihad Stadium, has now confirmed that City have a liking for the 21-year-old Frenchman, who is currently with Rennes in Ligue 1.
"I think he could seize his opportunity in the French team. He seems to be level-headed," Vieira told Canal+.
"I like the image he is showing. But I am sure City is not the only club attracted by him."