Samir Nasri could beat Cesc Fabregas to a long-rumoured exit from Arsenal, with the playmaker set to seal a move to Manchester City within the next 48 hours, according to the Daily Mail.
Nasri has starred since moving to the Barclays Premier League in 2008, and as a result has attracted interest from numerous top clubs.
Manchester United and Manchester City have both long been connected with Nasri, but City look to have beaten their cross town rivals to the Frenchman, and Nasri is reportedly close to agreeing terms with the cash-rich club.
While Arsenal had been desperately trying to hold on to Nasri, Arsene Wenger is said to have come to the conclusion that it’s better to let the 24-year-old go for a high fee than having to release him for free when his contract runs out next summer.
And Manchester City are ready to take advantage of the situation Arsenal are in with Nasri, and reunite the star with ex-Gunner Gael Clichy at Emirates Stadium.
Nasri has made 85 appearances for Arsenal over the last two years, and scored 18 goals for the London club. The playmaker is said to be worth £22 million, and with the sale of Fabregas looking likely, the Gunners could be set to add £50 million to their bank by the end of the weekend.