Emirates star looks likely to be heading to the Etihad Stadium.
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini wants the £25million deal for Arsenal’s Samir Nasri tied up “very quickly”.
Negotiations between the sides have been ongoing for some time with news of the switch expected this week.
No such announcement has been made as yet, but Mancini – whose side face Bolton in the Premier League on Sunday – wants to see the transfer wrapped up swiftly.
“I hope we can close it very quickly now, but I don’t know the last news about him because my concentration is on the game,” Mancini said.
“But I hope – also because the market finishes in the next 10 days.
“I don’t know (why there is a delay in proceedings) – this is not my job.
“I don’t know why, but it is probably because Nasri is a good player, or because there is some problem.”
In terms of potential outgoing personnel, one player who seems certain to leave City is Emmanuel Adebayor.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp revealed he was in talks with the Blues about a move for the striker, with Mancini saying a move was “possible”.