Big-spending top-flight outfit eye first new arrival of the upcoming season.
Incoming Manchester City head coach Manuel Pellegrini intends to make exciting Sevilla midfield player Jesus Navas his first signing having been officially confirmed in the Eastlands dug-out, says the Daily Mail.
The experienced Malaga boss still has one more match left in charge of the Liga outfit this Saturday before he ends his two-and-a-half-year stay with the Spanish high flyers.
After which it is expected that the 59-year-old will be officially announced as the successor to the recently departed City trainer Roberto Mancini, who was sacked by the club earlier this month after four years at the helm in the north west.
And it is understood that the former Villarreal and Real Madrid manager will make Sevilla’s Spain international his first new recruit at City when the transfer window reopens on 1 July.
Navas, 27, is contracted to Sevilla until the summer of 2015 and as a result the winger could cost the mega-rich Premier League club as much as £25 million to secure his services, as well as beating off competition from Spanish giants Madrid.