Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has admitted an interest in signing United States forward Landon Donovan.
Speaking in New York as City prepare to face Sporting Lisbon in a pre-season friendly on Friday, Mancini said Donovan was one of the players the club are looking at.
"We will have to see," he said. "The market is open until the end of August. It could be, because Donovan is a good player."
Donovan was one of the better players at the World Cup in South Africa, and the versatile front man also had an impressive spell on loan at Everton last season.
However, City could have a hard time prising him away from the Los Angeles Galaxy, with Major League Soccer bosses making it clear they have no intention of selling the league's biggest homegrown name.