Osvaldo keen to depart after controversial season last year.
Manchester City look set to seal the signing of Roma and Italy striker Pablo Osvaldo according to reports in the Italian media.
It is understood that Roma have been in negotiations with City over the past week, and as reported by football-italia.net, the Italian media suggested that a deal was imminent on Sunday night.
While there has been no official word from either club on the situation, it is believed that City are willing to offer €13m, but Roma are holding out for €15m.
However, it has been reported that a deal can be made with City paying an additional €2m in performance-related bonuses.
The 27-year-old has been made available for transfer after a troublesome spell in the Italian capital, although he has been able to maintain an impressive goal-scoring record.
Nevertheless, he was dropped from Cesare Prandelli’s Confederations Cup squad after publicly criticising former Roma boss Aurelio Andreazzoli after the Coppa Italia final back in May, while he also punched team-mate Erik Lamela the season before last.
As a result, Roma are keen to offload the striker, who had also been attracting interest from the likes of Atletico Madrid, Tottenham and Southampton.
However, it would appear that City boss Manuel Pellegrini has jumped to the front of the queue, and is ready to snap up the fiery striker who scored 16 goals in 29 Serie A games last year.
It is understood Roma will use the money they receive for the Italian international to land Manchester United winger Nani.