Manchester City are on the verge of a £60 million raid on La Liga as they expect to tie up deals for Yaya Toure and David Silva soon, according to reports.
Silva has been a top target of Roberto Mancini ever since Valencia admitted he is free to leave the Mestalla this summer.
Silva’s team mate David Villa has already left for Barcelona and the sale of Silva, at £29 million, will alleviate his side’s finances somewhat.
And City are thought to have beaten off competition for the winger from Champions League sides Chelsea and Real Madrid after offering him a four year contract worth around £160,000 per week.
According to the Daily Mail, City delegates had made the trip to Spain to conclude a deal after fears surfaced that Chelsea would try to secure Silva’s signature.
Barcelona midfielder Toure is another player City look set to beat Chelsea to, with Arsenal another interested party.
The Eastlands club, though, have long been rumoured to be the mystery Premier League team Toure has done a deal with already.
According to The Sun, the Ivorian will be reunited with brother Kolo in Manchester after the two clubs agreed a deal worth £27 million, with Toure offered a four year deal worth around £90,000.
After narrowly missing out on Champions League qualification last season, City building for a title push next term and are confident of adding James Milner to their squad for a similar fee to that paid for Toure.
Having also completed a deal for Hamburg defender Jerome Boateng, Mancini will then try to secure a striker and right-back; thought to be Edin Dzeko and Daniel Alves.