Manchester City have agreed a fee with Shakhtar Donetsk for midfielder Fred.
Goal says City have agreed a fee in principle worth £44.5m to sign Fred
The Brazilian is seen as a potential successor for Fernandinho and was linked with a move to the Etihad last month.
But Pep Guardiola will not have to wait long to get his hands on the former Internacional star asthe deal is agree now in principle.
The 24-year-old has also been linked with Manchester United, but unlike Alexis Sanchez, the Blues appear set to win out in this transfer battle.