Roberto Mancini has made Fernandinho a prime target.
Manchester City will look to make a bid of around £20million to land prime target Fernandinho from Shakhtar Donetsk, according to the Sun.
The Brazilian midfield star has shone for the Ukranian outfit this season, particularly when up against Chelsea in the Champions League, and is understood to be a priority for City boss Roberto Mancini this summer.
The Italian manager is on the look-out for versatile midfielders to fill the gaps left by Gareth Barry and Samir Nasri – two players who are likely to be on their way out of the Etihad Stadium at the end of a disappointing season.
Mancini was unhappy with the club’s work in the transfer market last summer, and blames this for his side’s inability to retain their Premier League title in 2013.
Fernandinho has been linked with a number of top clubs, and is one of several Brazilian players impressing at Shakhtar at the moment. His team-mate Willian is also in high-demand and has been linked quite strongly with Chelsea.
But the 27-year-old midfielder would kick-start a summer of big spending for City, who will also target a striker like Edinson Cavani or Falcao as they look to win the title back off rivals Manchester United next season.