Manchester City are looking to rival Chelsea and Arsenal in the race to sign Andrija Zivkovic from Partizan Belgrade, Daily Star reports.
The 19-year-old has already caught the eye of a host of Premier League giants, with City hoping to sign him as a replacement to injured star Samir Nasri.
He is expected to make a return in March following surgery to fix a damaged tendon in his leg, forcing manager Manuel Pellegrini to step up his efforts to bring in adequate reinforcements.
It is believed that both the Gunners and the Blues have constantly been scouting Zivkovic over the past two months as they continue to monitor his progess.
City are now looking to step up their chase for the winger during the January window in order to reinforce their ranks heading into the second half of the domestic campaign as well as the Champions League.
The Serbia international has already scored 12 goals while providing another eight assists from a total of 27 matches in all competitions being played so far this season.