Madrid: Sevilla are set to finalise the sale of their star striker Alvaro Negredo to English Premier League runners-up Manchester City, the Spanish Liga side's president said on Wednesday.
"We are on the verge of sealing the deal with Manchester City. There are just a few loose ends to tie up," Sevilla's president Jose Maria del Nido told a news conference.
"If all goes as planned and the documents are signed later today, this afternoon we will say goodbye to him."
Spain international Negredo, 27, would follow winger Jesus Navas, signed last month from Sevilla by the English club whose new manager has also moved from Spain -- Chilean Manuel Pellegrini from Malaga.
Del Nido said City was going to pay "many millions" of euros to sign Negredo, without giving a specific figure. British media reports put the sum at the equivalent of around 28 million euros ($37 million).
"Manchester City is buying a magnificent player, the top Spanish goalscorer in the Spanish league," Del Nido said, referring to Negredo's 25 Liga goals last season.
"Sevilla is getting a great deal and the player is signing the contract of his life, so I think we should all be happy."