Leny Yoro’s development at Lille has seen Manchester City and several other clubs take notice.

The 18-year-old has made 12 league starts this season and has cemented a place in the side, a year after he was promoted to the French club’s first team. This looks to have pleased the Citizens as they are trying to secure his services.

That’s according to Le10 Sport, who state Manchester City have taken the necessary steps for a potential deal in January.

It’s said Pep Guardiola’s side have made a ‘very concrete move’ by making contact with both Yoro and his employer.

The outlet labels the youngster Lille’s ‘diamond’, and his potential and form has attracted interest from the top five leagues in Europe.

Manchester City are among them and stand out since they have already made a firm effort to acquire his signature. It’s stated the ‘first discussions have started’ for a potential deal.

Yoro has a contract until 2025 and the Ligue 1 side are looking to find agreement for a renewal.

The teenager has made 31 appearances for Lille’s senior team and it’s not clear whether that would be enough for him to find regular game time at Manchester City, if he were to join them.