New striker for City

Sevilla president Jose Maria del Nido has confirmed that striker Alvaro Negredo should sign for Manchester City before the end of play today.

We are about to close on the sale of the player and, if everything goes normally and everything is signed, he will soon say goodbye to the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

Manchester City are buying a great player, the top-scoring Spaniard in La Liga. This is a big deal for Sevilla, the second most important in our history after we sold (now-Barcelona full-back) Daniel Alves, and the player will sign the contract of his life.

Everyone should be happy; it is a great deal for all three parties.

– Sevilla president Jose Maria del Nido speaking to the club's official website