The Algerian international is reportedly on City's radar.
The 20-year-old midfielder first came into the first-team on a regular basis under Tim Sherwood last term and Mauricio Pochettino has continued to help his progression this season.
However his form has not yet been rewarded with a new contract. Bentaleb wants to be among the top earners at the club, according to the Daily Mail, signifying his current status in the Spurs first-team.
That has recently seen him linked to Italian side Lazio, who are set to embark on a Champions League campaign next term. But now there is a Premier League team reportedly interested, who would certainly could afford the player.
Bentaleb, who despite being an Algerian international, is counted as a homegrown player as he joined Spurs in 2012, would be a vital signing for City as they look to bolster their options ahead of an assault on the title next season.
Tottenham are believed to be keen on Morgan Schneiderlin and might be tempted by the sale of Bentaleb if it funds a move for the Southampton midfielder.