Manchester City owners City Football Group (CFG) are reportedly considering buying a club in India, according to chief executive officer Ferran Soriano.

The group also owns Major League Soccer side New York City and A-League club Melbourne City and recently bought shares in Chinese team Sichuan Jiuniu just a fortnight ago.

“We have some interest in some markets and countries where there is a genuine football passion and opportunities, like China, but also India. So there might be other opportunities in Asia,” Soriano said.

“With all these developments, we have to be patient. We’ve been looking at India for nearly two years now. I’d say this year we’ll end up doing an investment in India.”

The group was formed in 2013 with New York City becoming the second team under their ownership after Manchester City.