Manchester City have bid 23 million euros (£20.9million) for Valencia winger Ferran Torres, the PA news agency understands.
Torres, 20, came through the ranks at the Mestalla and is seen by City as a replacement for Leroy Sane – who joined Bayern Munich earlier in the month.
It is understood that nothing has yet been agreed with Valencia but City boss Pep Guardiola will be keen to land his man.
Premier League runners-up City are expected to add to their ranks before the new campaign kicks off on September 12.
Central defence has long been reported as the area of the pitch where Guardiola is looking to improve, with the likes of Nathan Ake, Kalidou Koulibaly and Milan Skriniar all linked with moves to the Etihad Stadium.