Manchester City are lining up a bid for Spanish striker Alvaro Negredo, according to the Daily Mirror.
New City manager Manuel Pellegrini has identified Negredo as a replacement for Carlos Tevez.
Pellegrini need for a new striker has intensified with only Edin Dzeko and Sergio Aguero left at the club.
Negredo is currently at Sevilla - the club City recently raided for winger Jesus Navas.
Negredo has made 180 appearances for Sevilla, scoring 85 goals. He has a buyout clause of £18million and has four years left on his current deal.
Negredo would be a good fit for City in the Premier League. The Spanish striker is 6ft1 and is great at holding the ball up and bringing others into the game.
Manchester City face stiff competition to land Negredo as Atletico Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur are also interested in the striker.
City will be expected to win the race for his signature as Negredo himself has said he wants to move to a club in the Champions League.
The Manchester giants also hold an advantage over their rivals with Navas, Negredo's former teammate already at the club.
Negredo would be an astute signing for Manchester City as the Spanish striker is a cheaper alternative to top strike target Edinson Cavani, who has a release clause of £53million.
He will also find settling in Manchester a lot easier with his Spanish teammates David Silva, Javi Garcia and Navas already at the club.
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