Manchester City’s search for a midfield enforcer has started with Borussia Dortmund’s Julian Weigl.

Pep Guardiola is in the market for a shield in front of his back four and the German international is on his radar.

The Premier League leaders have sent scouts to Dortmund’s last few matches to run the rule over the 22-year-old.

And the signs are that the player will be on a shortlist when the transfer window re-opens.

Weigl has already amassed over 130 senior appearances having started out as a teenager with Munich 1860.