Manchester City are poised to make their first major acquisition of the summer with the signing of Fernando.
The Porto midfielder was on the Citizens’ radar in January along with team-mate Eliaquim Mangala, however a deal failed to materialise.However, this was largely seen as a tactic to drive up the asking price of the Brazilian-born star.
But according to Portuguese paper Diario de Noticias, City will land the holding midfielder for a fee of around £15million.
It is expected Fernando will fly into Manchester in the coming days to complete the formalities of a move.Fernando’s disciplinary record may raise eyebrows, as he was cautioned 12 times and sent off twice last season.
Meanwhile, City are still confident of thrashing out a deal for Arsenal’s Bacary Sagna which could see him pocket £150,000 a week.