Brazilian playmaker Fernandinho is hopeful of a big money move to Manchester City this summer to enhance his chances of playing in his home World Cup next summer.
The Shakhtar Donetsk midfield man has been linked with a summer switch to England after superb individual displays in this seasons Champions League against Chelsea.
The 28 year old has a release clause in his current contract of a whopping £42.5million but City boss Roberto Mancini is hoping to seal a deal for half of that price in the coming weeks.
Mancini is keen to add more quality to his attacking options after a less than potent season for the City front line.
Fernandinho would certainly be of the quality needed to progress and the Brazilian has expressed his desire to make the move happen.
“I believe my chances of making the World Cup squad will improve if I join City,” Fernandinho told The Sun.
“My exposure would be better, because Brazil is biased towards the Ukrainian league.
“What we do here is not recognised in my country. Playing in a division, at a club that is considered among the best in the world would help me get back in the Brazilian national team.
“There are a lot of people in England with good football knowledge. Those complement my skills, and motivate me to want to play in the Premier League.”
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