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Manchester City track Iran World Cup star Saman Ghoddos

Ghoddos - Manchester City

Thesun - The attacking midfielder helped Swedish club Ostersunds to the Europa League last 32 and was voted Sweden's top striker in 2017.

Ghoddos, 24, came off the bench in all three of Iran's games in Russia last month and is also comfortable playing up front or out wide.

Reports in Sweden say Etihad boss Pep Guardiola had the Malmo-born ace watched last Saturday as he helped Ostersunds beat Elfsborg 1-0.

Ostersunds chairman Daniel Kindberg confirmed City's presence - but was coy about the Premier League champions' interest in his prize asset.

He said: "Maybe City are watching many players in Europe.

"Have they contacted us about Ghoddos? You never know."

Chinese clubs have already made huge contract offers to Ghoddos.

He said: "It is sick money, but I'm not really thinking about going there right now.

"I am far too young to move to China just yet."

Ghoddos has hit ten goals in 20 games for Ostersunds so far this season.

He won two caps for Sweden in friendlies before switching to his parents' home country last year.

The former Syrianska star has since won 11 caps for Carlos Queiroz's Iran side.

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