Manchester City closing in on €15m deal for Porto’s Fernando [ & O Jogo] report that Manchester City are on the cusp of signing Porto midfielder Fernando in a deal worth around £12m/€15m, which could be completed by next week.

Goal claim that the Citizens director of football Txiki Begiristain was in Porto earlier this week putting the final parts of the deal together, adding that the player himself is expected to fly to Manchester early next week.

If the mooted fee is accurate, then City will have done a pretty good deal for a midfielder touting interest from top Serie A club.

In addition Portuguese dailies A Bola and O Jogo run the story on their front pages today (below the fold).