Manchester City are consiering setting up a partnership with French side AC Arles-Avignon, according to the Ligue 2 club’s president.
AC Arles chief Jean-Marc Conrad claims he has met with City officials to discuss a link up between the two clubs.
More talks are due to take place this week as City look to possibly make the French outfit their feeder club.
“At present we have met several times but nothing has yet been settled,” Conrad told Le Dauphine Libere.
“We have agreed that Manchester Cityrepresentatives will come visit our facilities, this will happen on Thursday.
“But it is still too early to talk about a partnership.”
ACA were promoted from the third division last season and are currently eighth in Ligue 2.
If a deal were to be agreed it could see City have first choice on any promising youngsters at the club, while also sending out some of their young players to the French club to acquire experience.