Luis Fabiano has confirmed that he is on the verge of joining an English club.
Fabiano is currently the top-scorer in Spain with 13 goals but he could be ready to leave Sevilla, with Manchester City reportedly leading the chase for the Brazilian.
“It would be very difficult to leave Seville,” said Fabiano.
“But negotiations to go to England are at an advanced stage, and this is a great opportunity.
“I am very comfortable in Seville, it is a club and city I like a lot but with this great opportunity I will do what I feel is appropriate.”
Fabiano is under contract with Sevilla until 2011 and has a €60m buy-out clause.
However, Fabiano’s situation is complicated by the fact that Sevilla actually only own 35 per cent of the player with an investment group holding the remaining rights.
The player added: “This is a very good offer and the investment group decided to negotiate.”
Meanwhile, Manchester City boss Sven Goran Eriksson is understood to have taken Italian Filippo Mancini on trial.
Mancini is the son of Roberto and he plays under his father at Internazionale.