Blues are keen to find a replacement for the Juventus-bound Tevez.
Manchester City are pondering making a move for highly rated AS Roma front man Pablo Osvaldo this summer, according to reports in the Manchester Evening News.
The Italy international has been with the Romans for the past two seasons now, having originally arrived in the Italian capital from Liga outfit Espanyol for 17.5 million euros in Aug 2011.
And in the intervening two-year period the 27-year-old has already proved himself to be one of the most lethal finishers in Serie A, having hit the back of the net on 28 occasions in just 57 matches in all competitions for Roma in that time, including an equally impressive 27 strikes in only 55 league contests for the Italian giants.
As a result, new City head coach Manuel Pellegrini is now said to be considering making a move for the striker to replace the recently departed attacker Carlos Tevez, with the Chilean having followed Osvaldo closely when both men were working in La Liga between 2009 and 2011.