Manchester City will have an official in Portugal on Thursday evening, according to local reports.

Newspaper Record reveals that Pep Guardiola’s side are sending a scout for the cup clash between Sporting and Benfica.

It’s said Manchester City are one of the ‘sharks’ who’ll be attentive to the young talents from Lions and Eagles in the Lisbon derby.

The Premier League side have only been linked to Benfica midfielder João Neves recently, but Record have a pretty good idea of others who may draw the scouts’ attention.

Those would be the likes of Viktor Gyokeres and Ousmane Diomande for the Lions, while João Neves and Antonio Silva are those standing out for the Eagles.

Manchester City often have scouts watching Portuguese League games, but a Lisbon derby is always a good way to see how their targets would do under pressure.

With the Benfica duo showing big potential for the club this season, it would be absolutely no surprise to see Pep Guardiola having an interest in Neves or Silva, with the Eagles willing to sell one of them this summer.