City’s Sergio Aguero, who is set to become a free agent in the summer, the Premier League giants have been linked with a number of top forwards in recent weeks.
Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Braut Haaland is said to be City’s No.1 target, but a recent report claimed that Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku is on the club’s radar in their search for a new talisman.
Now, The Athletic claims that Ings could also be an option for the Sky Blues, with his future at St Mary is uncertain.
The England international is contracted to the Saints until 2022, but he is yet to sign new terms with the club, and speculation over a possible exit this summer is starting to gather pace.
Ings, 28, has managed to score seven goals and register three assists in 17 top flight matches for Southampton.