The club have identified the 27-year-old as the ideal replacement for Carlos Tevez, who completed his switch to Juventus last month.
New City boss Manuel Pellegrini yesterday revealed the club were looking to strengthen their striking options, with now just Edin Dzeko and Sergio Aguero the two senior names on the clubs books.
And it appeared the club were given a further boost in their chase of Negredo last night, when it was confirmed Sevilla looked to have signed a replacement forward in the form of Columbian Carlos Bacca from Belgian side Club Brugge.
The official announcement of the signing on the club’s website suggested Negredo could soon be on his way out of the cash-strapped club.
“This is truly a dream come true. When I came to Europe, it has always been my dream to play in the Primera Division,” Bacca said.
“It would have been a huge disappointment if Club Brugge and Sevilla FC had failed to reach an agreement.”
Negredo holds an excellent goalscoring record for Sevilla over the past few years, with 70 La Liga goals in 139 appearances since 2009.
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