Sven Goran Eriksson will meet with Thaksin Shinawatra's advisors today before finally deciding whether to accept the job at Manchester City.

The Guardian says Eriksson has spent the weekend mulling over the terms of a three-year contract and there were unconfirmed reports from Sweden last night that he would fly to London this morning to conclude the negotiations.

City will turn to Mark Hughes, the Blackburn Rovers manager, if Eriksson turns down the £2m-a-year deal but the club have had encouraging feedback so far, and the talks are now so advanced the former England coach is understood to have started identifying transfer targets.