"There was contact with Manchester City a while ago and that has been renewed recently," Lamberz told skysports.com.

"Sylvinho is a free agent and he is in no rush to sign anywhere as he can join a club outside the transfer window.

"Manchester City is obviously an interesting option with the talent there and Mark Hughes as manager.

"We are waiting for a decision from the directors of Manchester City and Sylvinho also has a decision to make."

I can't see him being anything other than cover from Wayne Bridge, but surely a move would likely signal the departure of Javier Garrido.