City have moved to replace like-for-like after an offer for Swansea midfielder Scott Sinclair was accepted today.
The news follows Adam Johnson’s departure back to his home town club Sunderland yesterday for a fee believed to be in the region of £10m.
Sinclair had been left out of the Swans’ game against West Ham today and had already told the Swansea management that he would not sign another contract at the Liberty Stadium.
Sinclair would be City manager Roberto Mancini’s second signing of the season although with Johnson’s departure it wouldn’t be seen as a strengthening of squad numbers.
Mancini would still like a player who can fill in at midfield or defence, with Javi Martinez of Athletic Club Bilbao strongly tipped despite interest from Bayern Munich.