Manchester City boss Sven Goran Eriksson is closing in on a deal for CSKA Moscow ace Vagner Love.

The People says Eriksson hopes to close a £7m deal with CSKA Moscow for colourful hitman Vagner Love, one of his long-term targets and now the clear first-choice to answer his prayers.

Love, 23, who has 20 Brazil caps, wants to come to the Premier League and his agents were in Manchester on Saturday to sort out the deal.