City to allow youngster to leave this January.
Manchester City defender Matija Nastasic is on the verge of sealing a loan move to Bundesliga side Schalke with a view to a permanent deal, according to the Daily Mail.
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The Serbian international had a highly promising first season at the Etihad Stadium in 2012/13, but has failed to kick on since then and is now fourth choice centre-back for Manuel Pellegrini’s side.
This has led to the club deciding to let him go this winter, with Schalke closing in on a move that will see him move to Germany on loan for the second half of the season and possibly seal a £10m permanent transfer later on.
Nastasic first caught the eye in Serie A with Fiorentina, and had been linked with a return to Italy with AC Milan, though they have not maintained a strong interest in signing the player.
The 21-year-old will now be hoping to revive his career under former Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo at Schalke.
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