West Brom, West Ham and Swansea City have all enquired about the possibility of taking the former Chelsea youngster on loan this season but the Saints are willing to make a permanent offer for the winger.
Sinclair moved to City this time last year for just over £6million but only made 11 appearances under Roberto Mancini and new boss Manuel Pellegrini has already signed Jesus Navas who knocks the 24 year old down the pecking order even further.
Southampton are desperate to add a winger to their squad which is coming together nicely after the signing of midfield general Victor Wanyama.
Former club Swansea were the favourites to sign Sinclair but the big money moves for Wilfried Bony and Jonjo Shelvey has taken up their budget.
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