Man City setting up loan deal for Castillo

Manchester City are set to land Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Nery Castillo on-loan next month.

The Daily Mail says Castillo, who starred for Mexico in this year's Copa America, has failed to settle in the Ukraine and played only a handful of games for the club, starting mostly on the bench.

His agent, Jose Luis Padilla, said: "There has been an agreement with Manchester City so that Nery can be with the club for one year on loan so he can prove himself and play active football. Nery just wanted to play and that was not happening at Shakhtar.

"He is in England to iron out the final details of his contract."

Padilla said City, who are also keen on Inter Milan striker Adriano, would have an option to buy Castillo at the end of the loan period.

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