Garcia has impressed for the Portuguese giants since leaving Real Madrid in 2009 and earned his first cap for Spain in a friendly earlier this summer.
The 25-year-old holding midfielder is seen by Roberto Mancini as a key signing, and City first-team coach Fausto Salsano is believed to have scouted him at the weekend.
But if the Premier League champions hope to negotiate with Benfica to secure Garcia's signature they could be disappointed.
Club president Pinto da Costa insists the £24million buy-out clause in the midfielder's contract is the only sum that would see the player leave the Estadio da Luz.
"Javi only leaves for this figure. It is non-negotiable," said Da Costa.
adidas has added some color to the Predator line with this new colorway. Released on May 17. Be the first to own a pair.
One of the top soccer cleats for control the Nike CTR360 will not let you down on the field in tight spaces.
The adidas Nitrocharge is the most talked about new cleat in years. It was released on May 15 and will take your pitch by storm.
Borussia Dortmund hears Wembley Calling and are headed to London for the Champions League final.
The Juventus jersey for the 2013/14 was released earlier this week. Be the first to wear the colors of the Old Lady.
Ajax has released their away soccer jersey for the 2013/14 season. Get in the Gear.
The new PUMA evoSPEED 1.2 FG. A great new soccer cleat with classic look and first time for PUMA to be on the cleat.
The Liverpool 2013/14 soccer jersey is available for pre-order. The Reds are eager to compete for silver next season.
Chelsea won the Europa League on Wednesday. The Blues defeated Benfica 2-1 on injury time goal from Ivanovic.
The push for more color on their cleats, adidas has added the infrared colorway to the adiZero f50 Line.