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Fernandinho set for Man City medical

Fernandinho is set for a Manchester City medical today.

The Sun says Fernandinho has arrived for a medical at Manchester City after Shakhtar Donetsk accepted a £25million offer.

The 28-year-old, who has spent eight seasons in Ukraine, had spoken of his desire to move to the Etihad.

But he had feared a deal may collapse due to Shakhtar threatening to hold out for his £42.5million release clause.

Last month the Brazilian said: "The day I signed [for Shakhtar], the club's director guaranteed me that was normal with his players.

"And that in a transfer, we could negotiate and reach an agreement on the price. I trusted them, and I didn't think about the consequences it would bring me in the future.

"My dream is being threatened because of the high valuation."

The playmaker said his Brazil team-mates also wanted him to move to City to ensure a spot in the 2014 World Cup squad.

He added: "They all wish me to move on. They know that the Premier League is a great championship and that Manchester City is a great club, therefore they all wish me to play there, and to participate in the division.

"I believe my chances of making the World Cup squad will improve if I join City.

"My exposure would be better, because Brazil is biased towards the Ukrainian league. What we do here is not recognised in my country.

"Therefore, playing in a division, at a club that is considered among the best in the world, and if I keep performing well, that would help me to be to be taken back to the Brazilian national team."

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