Sheikh Mansour interested setting up new team for 2016.
According to a report on ESPN, the Manchester City owners are engaging in talks to become owners of an expansion team named New York FC, to become part of the league in 2016.
Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed al-Nahyan is willing to put up the $100m needed to earn a license to form an expansion team in the MLS.
The announcement could be made on May 25th, when City host Chelsea in a friendly at nearby Yankee stadium, and the report suggests that there is a deal in place to build a $340m stadium complex in the Flushing Meadows area of New York state.
How this would affect spending and financial future of Manchester City is still unknown, but it appears that the owners are looking to take their long term interests elsewhere with the MLS their newest target.
While no official statements have been released yet, it seems set that the owners look ready to take on the MLS as they continue to dominate the footballing world.