Manchester City to sign 13-year-old Karamoko Dembele
City have been tracking the talented for the past few months as they try and recruit gifted youngsters from across Europe.
“He has been on the radar for a number of months now. He is very talented.
“The club is always searching around Europe for another potential star and Dembele is one being looked at.”-a source said.
Celtic are believed to have used Dembele in the Under-20 match to help their case in court if another club tried to snipe him.
It is thought they will use it as evidence to prove they were the ones who developed him in any potential battle over compensation.
City have contacted the youngsters parents and force them to swift to Manchester.
Celtic and City have close ties at executive level, and have thrashed out a number of deals over the past couple of seasons.
Manchester City are also looking at bringing in Celtic full-back Kieran Tierney.