Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola is believed to have agree terms over a potential managerial job at Manchester City, according to reports from the Mirror.
The former Barcelona boss has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League following his departure from the La Liga back in 2013.
Qatari sports channel BeIn Sport has now claimed that Guardiola has penned a deal with City and is set to replace current manager Manuel Pellegrini at the Etihad next season.
He was linked with the managerial role at Arsenal as well as Manchester United in the past, but the Gunners decided to stick with Arsene Wenger while United went with David Moyes and then Louis van Gaal.
However, Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge earlier played down talks of the Spaniard leaving the Bundesliga champions until at least 2016.
“I don’t worry about the rumours,” he said.
“But I can’t imagine that Guardiola leaves for a club like Manchester City. I am sure that he will be team manager at Bayern at least until June 30, 2016.”
City have been criticised the previous campaign for their failure to advance into the latter stages of the Champions League, putting Pellegrini’s job under huge jeopardy.