The head of the new owners of Manchester City is due at Eastlands tomorrow.

The Times says Dr Sulaiman al-Fahim, the leading Middle East businessman who is fronting the impending £200 million takeover of City by the royal family of Abu Dhabi, the oil-rich Gulf state, is scheduled to arrive in London early tomorrow, when he will be greeted by a City delegation that will include Mark Hughes and Garry Cook, the executive chairman.

Al-Fahim, 31, could spend the weekend in England, during which time he is expected to outline some of the al-Nahyan family's audacious plans for City.