Various reports in today’s papers suggest that Manchester City are lining up a sensational £27 million move for Sevilla striker Alvaro Negredo this summer.
The Express leads with the story that Manuel Pellegrini could once again raid the La Liga club after already securing Negredo’s former team-mate Jesus Navas in a £15 million deal to sign the 27-year-0ld forward.
Negredo could forge a reunion with Navas at the Etihad Stadium in a transfer worth up to £27 million despite recent suggestions of a £28 million release clause in his current contract.
West Ham United have already seen an ambitious £14.5 million offer turned down for the Spanish international earlier this summer and Atletico Madrid were also thought to be interested in Negredo as they still seek a replacement for Radamel Falcao who of course departed for Monaco much earlier on this summer.
However the former Premier League champions are understood to be leading the race with negotiations continuing for the striker who netted 25 times last season.
Last week Sevilla’s club president Jose Maria del Nido revealed Negredo wants to quit the Andalucian outfit, admitting: “He has said he wants to develop and that he wants to play in the Champions League.
“One of the teams is Atletico Madrid and the other is outside of Spain. Sevilla will choose the best offer.”
Will City splash as much as £27 million on Negredo? Should they go for a higher calibre name? Let us know your thoughts below.
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