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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Manchester City reach agreement with Arsenal over £22m deal for Samir Nasri - report

The French midfielder, who has been heavily linked with a move to Eastlands, could be set to leave the Gunners this summer, earning a contract worth over £100,000 a week

Manchester City have moved a step closer in their attempts to sign Samir Nasri after agreeing terms with Arsenal for the French midfielder, according to reports.

Sky Sport Italia claims Nasri is set to join Roberto Mancini's side for a fee of €25 million [£22.2m], with the player believed to have been offered a contract worth €6m [£5.3m] a year - over £100,000 a week.

The 2010-11 season was Nasri's most impressive since arriving in England in 2008 and he has been a wanted man ever since, with Manchester United and Chelsea also credited with an interest in the player.

The Frenchman has made 124 appearances in three seasons for Arsenal, scoring 27 times but it appears his stay at the Emirates Stadium is coming to an end.

City have identified Nasri as a summer target to add creativity to their midfield as they prepare for their debut season in the Champions League.

The Eastlands club have already secured the signing of defender Gael Clichy from the Gunners, while they added to that purchase with the acquisition of talented Montenegro international Stefan Savic this week.

City are yet to confirm or deny that a deal is in place to sign Nasri as the summer's biggest transfer saga takes a fresh turn.

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