MANCHESTER CITY are reportedly close to signing Ferran Torres for £27million.
Goal claims the Valencia winger, 20, has agreed a five-year deal to replace Leroy Sane at the Ethad.
Pep Guardiola sold the German to Bayern Munich when he rejected a new contract.
And the decision has now paved the way for Torres to become City’s latest attacking addition.
It was claimed the Champions League hopefuls would have to splash out nearly £40m.
But Torres has entered the final year of his Valencia contract and the LaLiga side do not want to risk losing him on a free transfer next year.
The impending deal means City have seen off competition from rivals Manchester United and new Premier League champions Liverpool.
Torres is seen as a top prospect for the future and could slot straight into the team after already clocking up 97 appearances for Valencia.
However, City are ready to continue on a spending spree that could top £300m.
Bournemouth’s Nathan Ake is a top defensive target and would only cost around £40m – half of his value in 2019.
Another centre midfielder could be on the cards too following David Silva’s exit.