Etihad Stadium side close in on Roma forward.
Man City are set to sign Roma forward Pablo Osvaldo according to the Daily Express.
Etihad Stadium boss Manuel Pellegrini may well see the Argentine born Italian international as an ideal replacement for Carlos Tevez and Roma’s £12.9m valuation is clearly not going to be an obstacle for the big spending Premier League side though they initially only offered £11.2m for the Serie A striker.
New Stadio Olimpico boss Rudi Garcia is said to be open to offloading the former Espanyol man who’s Roma career has been hanging in the balance since he publicly lambasted then boss Aurelio Andreazzoli following his substitution in the Coppa Italia final against Lazio.
Osvaldo has been a fairly prolific marksman in recent seasons, 28 goals in 57 appearances for Roma following his move back to Italy.
Pellegrini has already seen Jesus Navas and Fernandinho move to Man City for a combined fee of in excess of £40m and is seems that the Chilean has plans to continue his summer spending as he seeks to strengthen the squad he inherited from former boss Roberto Mancini.
Man City saw their complement of four top class strikers reduced to three when Mario Balotelli left for AC Milan in January and Tevez’s move to Juventus leaves Pellegrini with Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko as he main attacking weapons.