Manchester City set to pull off biggest deal of deadline day with 24m swoop for Garcia
14:07 GMT, 31 August 2012
Manchester City are close to landing Javi Garcia in a 24million move from Benfica.
That would cap a frantic day of spending for boss Roberto Mancini, who has already completed deals for Maicon and Scott Sinclair.
On his way: Javi Garcia is set to join Manchester City from Benfica
Garcia, 25, is set to complete a medical before becoming the latest big-money arrival at the Etihad Stadium.
The defensive midfielder is a replacement for Nigel De Jong, who has left to join AC Milan in a 5m deal.
Roberto Mancini says the club are
getting closer to signing his transfer targets, including Inter Milan
right-back Maicon who will arrive for a medical.
Signing the Brazilian defender is one of Mancini's main aims on deadline day and the club has agreed a deal with Inter.
Fiorentina defender Matija Nastasic also ranks highly on his hitlist.
City have completed the signing of Sinclair from Swansea, and the winger could be in the squad to face QPR on Saturday.
Sinclair, 23, excelled in South Wales after struggling to make the breakthrough at Chelsea.
was an integral part of the side which earned promotion to the top
flight in 2011 and also impressed on their opening season in the
Barclays Premier League.
'I'm just glad everything is settled and that I'm now a City player,' said Sinclair.
'There were times when I thought it might not happen so I'm relieved that I'm here and I can't wait to get started.
'Playing alongside some of the best
players in the world is exciting for me and when you see two Champions
League fixtures against Real Madrid on the horizon, it brings it all
City slicker: Scott Sinclair holds the Manchester City shirt after completing his move from Swansea
First day: Scott Sinclair (centre) joins his new Manchester City team-mates in training on Friday morning
Welcome aboard: City boss Roberto Mancini shakes
Sinclair's hand on arrival at training, while new goalkeeper Richard
Wright (right) was also on show after completing his free transfer to
the Premier League champions