Manchester City Close To £12m Capture Of Fiorentina Star

City near defender deal.

Manchester City are closing in on £12m rated Fiorentina defender Matija Nastasic, reports the BBC.

The 19-year-old is set to sign before Friday’s transfer deadline with Stefan Savic expected to move in the opposite direction.

City boss Roberto Mancini has been a long-time admirer of the Serbian, who already has two caps for the national team.

The centre-back is likely to form an all-Manchester centre-half pairing for Serbia in World Cup qualifying, alongside United star Nemaja Vidic.

Savic made 26 appearances for the Florence club in the Serie A last season and impressed with his composure on the ball and threat from set pieces in the opposition box.

He is set to be City’s second signing of the summer after the capture of Everton’s Jack Rodwell, also for £12m. The Champions are keen on Swansea winger Scott Sinclair but struggling to conclude a deal for the 23-year-old.

Fiorentina are expected to complete the £4m signing of Manchester United forward Dimitar Berbatov on Thursday, as the Italians looks to conclude a flurry of late deals.

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