Manchester City are set to sign Jesus Navas from Sevilla in a deal which is estimated to be around £17m plus add-ons.

The sacked Roberto Mancini had identified City's problems on the wings during the 2012/13 campaign and had prioritised to sign some names during the summer - and even after his departure they continue to build the squad for the next season.

Manchester City are expected to appoint Malaga boss Manuel Pellegrini after he revealed that he has a verbal agreement with the Premier League club, and the Chilean has made the winger a key target this summer.

Navas had been strongly linked with the Premier League outfit, who have made the 27-year-old Spain international their first summer capture.

Sevilla have announced on their official website that they have accepted an offer from the Manchester City on Monday, taking into account the desire of the player to develop.

Navas, after 10 seasons in the Sevilla first team will remain as one of the one the best performers for the club. He is now expected to sign a five-year deal, pending a medical.

Navas kept no secret of his desires by publicly stating his admiration for the club.

"I like Manchester City a lot and it has great players," he told Marca. "I'm open to anything. I want to win more and reach my goals. Manchester City has done all it can to bring me in and I have to be grateful for that.

"I want to go on and win trophies."

Navas has spent his entire career at Sevilla, making his debut in November 2003. He played 393 times for the Andalusian side, winning two UEFA Cups, one European Super Cup, two Copa del Rey titles and a Spanish Super Cup.

 

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