Manchester City are close to reaching an agreement with Fiorentina which will see Stevan Jovetic join the Premier League champions next summer, according to sources in Italy.
Despite bolstering his ranks with the signings of Javi Garcia, Scott Sinclair, Maicon and Jack Rodwell during the summer, Roberto Mancini is already looking to the next transfer window and he wants to make Jovetic a City player.
The 22-year-old, who has been the subject of heavy speculation over the last few months, is believed to have promised Fiorentina president Andrea Della Valle that he would stay in Florence for another year on the premise that he would be allowed to move to Manchester next summer.
The Montenegro international has been on the radar of several Premier League clubs in recent times, with Chelsea also credited with holding an interest in him.
However, the European champions look set to miss out to their Premier League rivals as City are on the verge of securing a pre-contract agreement for the forward.