Alvaro Negredo, 27, is due to undergo a medical ahead of a £20m move to Manchester City from Sevilla.
He is expected to join his Sevilla team mate Jesus Navas plus Fernandinho at City if all goes well.
With the departure of Carlos Tevez leaving City’s striking options a little threadbare, they are also expected to wrap up a deal for Stevan Jovetic of Fiorentina.
Negredo is a big target-man who thrives off crosses while Jovetic is more of a playmaker who can play in all forward positions.
City full back Maicon, 31, departed the club for Roma today for an undisclosed fee. His time at City was blighted with a succession of injuries and ineffective attempts to play a three man defence last season.