Manchester City are confident closing a deal for Sevilla striker Alvaro Negredo this week. The Mail on Sunday says Negredo is expected to complete his £20million move to Manchester City this week.

The 27-year-old Sevilla striker was on the verge of joining Atletico Madrid but the prospect of playing for Manuel Pellegrini at City is said to have convinced Negredo to make the switch to the Premier League.

The club were chasing Napoli's Edinson Cavani, who is on the brink of agreeing a £50m to Paris St Germain but baulked at the price and were convinced by Pellegrini that Negredo, who started his career with Real Madrid's reserves, would fit their style of play better.