Chase on for Caicedo

24 June 2009 01:22 understands a host of clubs are stepping up their interest in Manchester City striker Felipe Caicedo. A number of clubs are monitoring Caicedo's situation at Eastlands with the arrival of Roque Santa Cruz and the possible signing of Carlos Tevez expected to push the Ecuador international further down the pecking order. The Ecuador international impressed for Mark Hughes' side at the back end of last season after getting a run in the side, scoring nine goals in 14 starts. His performances have not gone unnoticed with West Ham, Wigan and Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon all credited with an interest in him in recent weeks Caicedo's agent Saif Rubie admits interest is growing in the player and that the 20-year-old will weigh up his options when he returns from holiday. "There is a huge amount of interest in Felipe across the world," Rubie told "There are offers on the table and we will look at all the scenarios when Felipe returns from holiday in Ecuador. "At this point of his career Felipe wants to be playing regularly and he did very well when he was given the opportunity last season. "Everyone knows Sporting Lisbon are ready to take Felipe as are other clubs in the Premier League and elsewhere in Europe and we will look at all options open to us before a decision. "If a suitable offer arrives we will look at it, but if Manchester City want to keep him and offer Felipe a new deal he would consider that also. "We will sit down and try and resolve Felipe's future very soon."

Source: SKY_Sports