Big-spending top-flight club are already making progress with recruitment plans for next season.
Manchester City are on the verge of sealing a big-money move to sign highly-rated Shakhtar Donetsk midfield player Fernandinho, according to Sky Sports.
The talented Brazil international has been with the Ukrainian champions for the past eight seasons, having joined the club from Brazilian outfit Atletico Paranaense for just £7 million, and Sky Sports report that a deal has been agreed with Manchester City for £34 million.
Sky sources: Manchester City have agreed a £34m deal for Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fernandinho #ssn
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) June 5, 2013
However, in the intervening eight-year period the 28-year-old has proved himself to be one of the most accomplished midfield players plying their trade on the Continent, featuring in 280 fixtures for Shakhtar and scoring 52 goals in the process, including 31 strikes in 182 league contests.
And now the player wants to seal a dream switch to Eastlands when the transfer window opens on July 1st, with mega-rich City and Shakhtar having finally agreed on a fee – at £34m a sight less than his £42.5m buy-out clause.