Man City blow Everton out of water with Jo offer

Manchester City are ready to smash their transfer record to land CSKA Moscow striker Jo Alves.

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The Times says Jo was in Manchester over the weekend to discuss personal terms and City are hopeful that the deal, worth about £18million, will be concluded within the week once the final details of the move have been ironed out.

Everton were also keen to sign the 21-year-old forward but the Merseyside club have conceded defeat as City put the finishing touches to a transfer that would dwarf their previous record of £13million, paid to Paris Saint-Germain for Nicolas Anelka, the Chelsea and France striker, in 2002.

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