Shakhtar midfielder wants to leave Ukraine this summer.
Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fernandinho has issued a come and get me plea to Manchester City.
The Brazilian is a reported summer target for the managerless Premier League giants but City are unwilling to match his £40.5m release clause.
Defensive midfielder Fernandinho was one of the stars of Shakhtar’s run the Champions League last-16, scoring in the Ukrainian outfit’s 2-1 win over Chelsea in the group stages in October.
The 28-year-old is desperate to follow compatriot Willian out of Donetsk this summer and claims to have been given assurances that he can leave if a top club comes calling.
The enforcer, however, has been left disappointed by Shakhtar’s refusal to relax their stance and recently rejected a new contract at the Dombass Arena.
“The day I signed, the club’s director guaranteed me that was normal with his players, and that in a transfer, we could negotiate and reach an agreement on the price,” Fernandinho is quoted as saying by Sky Sports.
“I trusted them, and I didn’t think about the consequences it would bring me in the future.
“My dream is being threatened because of the high valuation.”
Manchester City, who sacked boss Roberto Mancini on Monday, already boast a host of holding midfielders, including Javi Garcia, Gareth Barry, Jack Rodwell and Yaya Toure, but remain keen to bring Fernandinho to the Etihad Stadium.