The Premier League club are keen to acquire their A-League counterparts.
Manchester City are reportedly investigating the possibility of buying out Western Sydney Wanderers for $15 million.
The Premier League giants have already expanded their worldwide reach in 2013 after forming an unprecedented partnership with Baseball giants the New York Yankees to create MLS franchise New York City Football Club.
ESPN understand that City – owned by Sheikh Mansour – are looking to further increase their presence across the globe and have made preliminary inquiries into obtaining a stake in the Wanderers or even purchasing them outright,
However they are likely to face competition for the Western Sydney-based outfit, owned by Football Federation Australia, from several parties in the A-League and another English team.
The FFA are keen to sell the team, formed in 2012, before the new season begins in October and have employed investment bank UBS to oversee the sale and they have put together 50-page information memorandum on the Wanderers.
It includes detailed information on the Wanderers’ club’s finances, membership, sponsors and key staff for prospective buyers and it’s thought several interested groups, both domestic and overseas, have requested the booklet.
On the field Tony Popovic’s side are certainly an attractive proposition having won A-League in their inaugural campaign and made it to the grand final, where they were beaten Central Coast Mariners.