FT reports that Pep Guardiola personally contacted 22-year-old Bailey to discuss the City project.
Guardiola’s words were ‘well received’ by Bailey, a Jamaican international, who would be open to a Premier League move.
Bailey has scored five goals and assisted three in 20 appearances for Bayer this season.
The former Genk player is under contract with Leverkusen until 2023 and is valued at €29.5m by the Transfermarkt site. It is almost certain though, that Bayer would want considerably more than that to sell one of their key players.