Sunday July 7 2013
Man City close on Osvaldo deal

Pablo Daniel Osvaldo is reportedly on the verge of joining Manchester City for £11.2m plus performance-related bonuses.

Roma have been in negotiations with City for several days and on Sunday evening rumours swirled around the Italian media that a deal was close.

Manchester City’s proposal now appears to be €13m cash (£11.2m), whereas the Giallorossi have set a €15m (£12.9m) price-tag on the Italy international.

It is believed the deal can be struck if City add a further €2m in performance-related bonuses.

Roma would then reinvest that money in the Premier League by snapping up Manchester United winger Nani.

Osvaldo is on the market after publicly insulting then-Coach Aurelio Andreazzoli following the Coppa Italia Final in May.

The 27-year-old has a history of fiery behaviour, including an incident when he punched teammate Erik Lamela, and scored 16 goals in 29 Serie A games last season.

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