City are being linked with a number of top international midfielders ahead of the January transfer window, the kind of deals that would mean the club spending big money.
However reports are claiming City could now take a punt on Sangare, who is impressing in Ligue 1 this season and would not break the bank for once.
At just 20 years of age, Sangare is one of the most highly-rated midfielders in France and reports claim a bid in the region of £9million would be enough to do a deal.
The youngster is said to be very much in the mould of Yaya Toure, and with Guardiola looking for a long-term replacement for Fernandinho, Sangare could be the perfect fit.
There is no shortage of interest in the youngster and City may have to move quickly to secure a deal ahead of their European rivals.