Alvaro Negredo, 27, is due to undergo a medical ahead of a £20m move to Manchester City from Sevilla.
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.