Manchester City have announced the capture of Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Elano Blumer in an £8 million deal.

Following the third signing of the morning, City Chief Executive, Alistair Mackintosh said: "This morning has proved to be an immensely productive one, the outcome of which is the acquisition of three top quality players for Manchester City Football Club.

"This has been achieved as a result of some tremendous team work and I would like to praise everyone involved for their efforts. I would particularly like to thank Dr Thaksin, without whom today's signings would not have been possible."

City have also announced deals for Vedran Corluka [Dinamo Zagreb] and Javi Garrido [Real Sociedad].