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DONE DEAL: Gremio midfielder Diego Rosa on his way to Man City

Gremio midfielder Diego Rosa is on his way to Manchester City in January.

The Manchester Evening News says City have been tracking the 18-year-old for some time and have moved to secure a deal that sees them pay an initial fee of around £5.2m with the potential for it to rise all the way to £23m should he make the first team. While the player is expected to go out on loan after completing his move - Lommel, the Belgian club that are the latest addition to the City Football Group, are a realistic option - the opportunity is there to earn a path to first team football.

Rosa becomes the second player signed this year from the young Brazil side that won the Under-17s World Cup last year. Yan Couto's performances in that tournament clinched his move to City, with the exciting right-back now on loan at City sister club Girona in Spain.

It is also not the first deal that the club have agreed ahead of January; 18-year-old Partizan winger Filip Stevanovic has secured a move to Manchester despite being heavily linked with United in the summer.

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