Manchester City close in on £23m-rated Shakhtar Donetsk star Fernandinho

Manchester City are close to sealing a deal for Shakhtar Donetsk star Fernandinho.

Reports suggest the Brazilian midfielder will move to the Etihad for £23million.

He starred in the two Champions League clashes that Shakhtar had with Chelsea this season, particularly in their 2-1 win at the Donbass Arena. 

City may also move for Toluca's Diego Novaretti. The 27-year-old Argentine defender, who has a dual Italian passport, is available on a free transfer.