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Man City 'eye Spanish teenager'

Manchester City boss Mark Hughes
Manchester City boss Mark Hughes is keen to add to his squad

Espanyol have confirmed that Manchester City are keen to sign their 16-year-old midfielder Joan Angel Roman.

But the Spanish side insist the two clubs are still a distance apart in their valuations.

"Espanyol are still waiting to receive a satisfactory offer from City for the transfer of Joan Angel Roman," a club statement on their website read.

"City must follow Fifa regulations, which stipulate that the clubs must agree for a move to take place."

The statement added: "It is reminded that in England a player cannot be a professional until he is 17 years old, which means the only way is an agreement between the clubs."

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