The Mere golf resort & spa [Photo: Google Maps]

Manchester City stars reportedly flew in 15 models from Italy to party at a secret location after their 6-1 thrashing of Aston Villa on Sunday.

Reports in Italy on Monday declared that members of the reigning Premier League champions had hired 15 Instagram models and 'influencers' to party with stars.

Dagospia claimed that girls were 'parachuted' into the country on Sunday, while Pep Guardiola's men were making light work of the relegation-threatened Villans in the West Midlands.

They were then put up at an exclusive hotel in Cheshire, the Mere Golf Resort & Spa.

The Italian magazine states that two Italian PR agencies were tasked with finding the girls and dealing with the logistical aspects of their trip to the venue in Knutsford, for a rendezvous that it's been claimed was months in the making.

On the evening they were then taken via bus to another venue, where they partied with City stars.

The Sun claims that Pep Guardiola was aware that his team, who had the day off on Monday, were heading out on a bonding evening after their success in Birmingham, having foregone a Christmas party last month.

It remains unclear whether the Catalan was made aware of the plans for the night.

One of the models, Amira Paula, who posted pictures of herself on her social media profile, was still in attendance at the Cheshire hotel on Tuesday.

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Amira Paula posted snaps at the Mere Hotel [Photo: Instagram]

Another woman at the venue over the weekend was Chiara Giuffrida, a Sport Italia presenter and former Miss Italy contestant.

She posed for pictures outside the venue, before ending her two-day visit and flying back to Milan, where she was pictured on Tuesday evening.

The Mere, which boasts 81 rooms, is set across 262 acres within Cheshire’s so-called “golden triangle” - an affluent area including Wilmslow, Alderley Edge and Prestbury.

A number of the ladies enjoyed the hospitality at the venue on Monday - including spa treatments and room service - before partying in the Salford Quays, at Reflexion Lounge.

They were spotted returning to the hotel at 4 am, before checking out on Tuesday morning.

Many of the women posted pictures and video footage on their respective social media channels, some of which has naturally expired - Instagram stories automatically disappear after 24 hours - while others have been purposely taken down.

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Marta Tejada posted snaps of her weekend on Instagram [Photo: Instagram]

The Sun, who claim the total number of models in attendance at the Sunday night hotspot was actually 22, state that a source told them: “It was a delayed Christmas party for the players.

“A player liaison guy from the club has spent the last couple of months organising it.

“I think their WAGS will be surprised to hear these women were invited, but that they weren’t.

“Perhaps they are members of the Manchester City supporters’ club in Milan.

Chiara Giuffrida poses outside the venue in Knutsford [Photo: chiaragiuffrida/Instagram]

“Either way, they are very beautiful and looked like they had a really fun time. I assume the players did too.”

Another City source declared: “The players did not party with the girls inside the Mere.”

Guardiola's side, currently 14 points behind Liverpool in the title race, are back in action against Crystal Palace on Saturday.