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Manchester City have joined the clubs tracking Hibernian's £4million-rated star striker Steven Fletcher.
Sportsmail can reveal the richest club in the world have kick-started inquiries about the 21-year-old Scotland international.
Manager Mark Hughes has asked contacts within the SPL to help form an opinion on Fletcher.

The Welshman, of course, has money to burn following City's £210million summer takeover by the Abu Dhabi United group, which transformed the finances at their Eastlands home and led to the £32m purchase of Robinho on August 31.

It remains to be seen if interest from the English Premier League in Fletcher will nudge Celtic towards the negotiating table, with Gordon Strachan also keen on the player.

Hibs have the Shrewsbury-born striker tied up on a lengthy contract at Easter Road and, while they insist they are in no rush to sell, are believed to want a minimum £4m.
Chairman Rod Petrie realised a record transfer fee between Scottish clubs when Celtic bought Scott Brown for £4.5m in June 2007.
Fletcher has been monitored in the past by Real Madrid — after he appeared in the European Under-19 Championships with Scotland in 2006.
It is understood two other English Premier League clubs have also made inquiries to Scottish contacts.
Middlesbrough could be one of those, with Gordon McQueen having watched the player this season after he scored twice in a friendly against Gareth Southgate's team at Easter Road. Martin O'Neill's Aston Villa have also been mentioned.
Hibs, of course, have recruited strikers in the past two transfer windows when signing Colin Nish from Kilmarnock last January and Derek Riordan from Celtic in August.
Mixu Paatelainen has lined up Jonatan Johansson on a pre-contract for the forthcoming window before insisting the Finn was being signed to play with Fletcher.
But Paatelainen's assistant, Donald Park, warned Hibs fans only last week that the striker's departure may be imminent.
Fletcher made his Scotland debut against Croatia at Hampden last March, coinciding with his 21st birthday.
He is close to 50 goals for Hibs after making his debut as a 17-year-old.
Paatelainen, meanwhile, has hinted he is keen to keep attacking midfielder Dean Shiels at the club. The Northern Ireland international, 23, is out of contract at the end of the season and can talk to interested parties from next week.
Hibs would receive no compensation were he to leave in the summer and Paatelainen hinted he wants talks with the ex-Arsenal youth.
‘I like Deano, he is a fantastic footballer,' the manager said. ‘I've picked him for the starting XI quite often.
‘He has got skill, awareness, he can score goals and supply goals. His performance against Motherwell last weekend showed that. He is important for us.'
Paatelainen is plotting another success at Falkirk tomorrow to spoil ex-team-mate Russell Latapy's big day.
The 40-year-old is being honoured by Bairns fans with a guard of honour, a giant flag and a 3,500-card display.
But the Finn said: ‘He is a fantastic character and footballer and it's quite fitting that Falkirk-Hibs came to be Russell Latapy Day.
‘We're glad to take part and hopefully bring a little bit of misery to the Falkirk camp as well. But Russell deserves a day like this.'

Mega rich or not...they can only play 11 players at the same time. How big squad will they have? 100+? :D

Still I think its nice for the Ciddeh fans to have something to read about...not only about United titles and silverware.:D

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Steven Fletcher certainly has potential. But going to City may well have a negative affect on his career.

If he does leave Hibs, he has to go to a club where he's going to get regular games to progress his career further, which I don't believe will be City.
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