City executive chairman Garry Cook has been working hard to tie up a deal which represents the first of Mark Hughes´ reign as manager. Cook hoped the signing would have been announced before now but complications over Jo´s ownership held up the move - although confirmation the forward has signed at Eastlands may not be made official by the club until Monday.
The fee would eclipse the £13.5million Kevin Keegan paid Paris St Germain to sign Nicolas Anelka in 2002, representing a significant statement of intent from owner Thaksin Shinawatra.
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