Manchester City have rejected an $11m bid from Chivas for forward Uriel Antuna, according to ESPN journalist David Faitelson.

Antuna has spent the season on loan with LA Galaxy, impressing with six goals and six assists in 31 appearances for the MLS side.

That has sparked suggestions the American team would be keen to turn his loan move into a permanent one.

They are reportedly not the only club keen on his services either, with several reports from Mexico indicating that Chivas want to take him back to his homeland.

It now appears they’ve made an effort to do just that, with Faitelson confirming that they have made a bid for the 22-year-old.

He says Chivas offered Manchester City $11m for Antuna, but that was not enough to convince them into a sale.

City want more for the Mexico international, believing his value to be higher as a result of his impressive performances for LA Galaxy and with Mexico in the Gold Cup.

What price tag Manchester City are looking for isn’t revealed, although it’s clear the earlier $10m figure cited by some reports was wide of the mark.

Chivas will have to up their bid if they want to get their man, although it also remains to be seen what LA Galaxy’s stance will be given their General Manager Dennis Te Kloese confirmed earlier this week that the club have an agreement to match any bids for Antuna.