The Premier League giants were previously linked with Western Sydney Wanderers.
Manchester City have reportedly had an approach to buy a stake in Sydney FC rejected by the A-League club.
The Premier League club are seeking to expand their reach across the globe and were linked with the Sky Blues’ cross-town rival Western Sydney Wanderers last week, although that was emphatically denied by officials from the Etihad Stadium.
It has since emerged that Sydney – owned by Russian businessman David Traktovenko – were the subject of a bid from City but spurned their advances, with chairman Scott Barlow revealed that offers from other organisations were forthcoming before the English giants came forward.
“Yes, we have had some enquiries that came before City was linked to the Wanderers which shows that we are doing things right at Sydney FC,” Barlow informed The World Game.
”But we are not interested because we are not a selling club. So the enquiries never moved beyond that.
”I am not prepared to disclose any names.”
City hoped to kick their worldwide expansion crusade into a higher gear by obtaining shares in Sydney after their partnership with baseball titans, the New York Yankees, brought the New York City football club to life, with the franchise set to compete in the MLS next season.