Report: Manchester City targeting Serie A prospect Pol Lirola

Sassuolo's Pol Lirola in action with Athletic Bilbao's Iker Muniain

Manchester City have set their sights on the young Juventus full back, who is on loan at Sassuolo, according to reports.

Manchester City are interested in bringing Juventus youngster Pol Lirola to the Premier League, according to reports in Calciomercato.

The Sky Blues will reportedly have a fight on their hands if they pursue the 19-year-old as Lirola has also attracted the attention from a number of clubs, most notably champions of Spain Barcelona.

Sassuolo's Pol Lirola in action with Athletic Bilbao's Iker MuniainSassuolo's Pol Lirola in action with Athletic Bilbao's Iker Muniain

The Catalan-born youngster has experienced a breakthrough season on loan with Sassuolo after impressing in displays last season for the Bianconieri's youth sides, in which he played 37 times scoring on three appearances, with nine assists to boot. 

The Spanish full back has received many plaudits this season for his performances during his spell away from Turin, his first senior football.

With a goal and an assist to his name in his first 13 matches for the Neroverdi, the 19-year-old has proven a steal for Juventus since moving from Spain in 2015.

Juventus' Pol Lirola in action with Tottenham's Victor Wanyama

This summer the Espanyol academy graduate began a two-year loan period with Sassuolo to adapt and acclimatise to the rigours of Italian football, and already he seems to be attracting interested glances from other divisions.

Lirola is contracted to the Italian champions until 2020, so the Turin-based side are firmly in the driving seat when it comes to his future.

Additionally, it is unlikely that Juventus will let one of their top prospects depart for another one of Europe's elite clubs. 

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