Manchester City's new crest appears to have been leaked ahead of its official release.

The Blues are scheduled to officially unveil their new crest on Boxing Day. But the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) have published what seems to be the badge on their website.

The IPO's page lists the date City trademarked the crest and also links to a section that allows visitors to view the owner's other trademarks, report the Manchester Evening News.

These include another design which was filed on Tuesday, as well as the revered 1970s badge, which City trademarked in September.

City launched a consultation with supporters over a potential change to the current badge in September and many expressed a desire to return to the old crest, the circular badge containing the Mancunian ship symbol and the red rose of Lancashire.