Manchester City set to sign Sevilla star

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Manchester City are close to wrapping up a deal to sign Spanish striker Alvaro Negredo in a £24m deal, according to the Daily Mail.

The 27-year-old will join up with former Sevilla team mate Jesus Navas at the Etihad stadium, who joined City for £15m earlier in the summer.

He will replace Carlos Tevez, who recently left the club to join Juventus, and may end up playing with Stevan Jovetic of Fiorentina, who City are also rumoured to be chasing in what is turning into a very busy summer for the Premier League runners up.

There was doubt over whether the deal would go ahead earlier in the week, as City and Sevilla appeared unable to reach an agreement over a price for the striker, who scored 31 goals for the Spanish side last season.

But Sevilla president, Jose Maria Del Nido has indicated that Negredo will complete his transfer to Manchester City shortly.
"We are about to complete the sale of Negredo to Manchester City. If all goes well, he will say goodbye this afternoon at the Sanchez Pizjuan", said Del Nido to reporters.

Del Nido went on to say that Manchester City were signing a great player.

Negredo started his career at Real Madrid Castilla, before moving to Almeria in 2008. He briefly returned to Real Madrid, who triggered a special clause in his contract to re-sign him, but ended up at Sevilla in 2009.

He was also a member of the Spanish Euro 2012 squad, playing twice in the tournament.

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