Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fernandinho says his Brazil teammates are urging him to move to England.

Fernandinho is a top target for Manchester City.

"They all wish me to move on," Fernandinho said.

"They know that the Premier League is a great championship and that Manchester City is a great club, therefore they all wish me to play there, and to participate in the division.

"I believe my chances of making the World Cup squad will improve if I join City. My exposure would be better, because Brazil is biased towards the Ukrainian league. What we do here is not recognised in my country.

"Therefore, playing in a division, at a club that is considered among the best in the world, and if I keep performing well, that would help me to be to be taken back to the Brazilian national team."