Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini is anxiously waiting for news on plans for a stunning double striker swoop.The Sun says City are closing in on Seville's Alvaro Negredo and Stevan Jovetic of Fiorentina in deals totalling more than £40million.

Pellegrini hopes to have them in at the Etihad by the end of the month as City look to replace Carlos Tevez and Mario Balotelli.

The Chilean also confirmed he will sell Brazilian defender Maicon, 32, with Roma close to sealing a £4m deal.

After yesterday's defeat to Supersport United in Pellegrini's first match in charge, the City boss said: "It's difficult to say a date but before July finishes I think we will have more players.

"We are working hard for new players. We are not in a great hurry but it is clear we need two or three more players.

"It's important we have a very good squad and I'm sure we will."