Manchester City are on the verge of announcing Eliaquim Mangala’s £32million move to the Etihad after confirming that Bruno Zuculini has officially joined the Premier League champions.

The deals will coincide with Javi Garcia leaving City to join Zenit St Petersburg after the Russian club agreed to pay £12m up front for the Spaniard and a further £800,000 in add-ons based on their progress in Europe.

Manager Manuel Pellegrini remained tight-lipped over Mangala’s arrival on Friday, saying: ‘When things are finished we can talk about that. For the moment, Mangala is not our player.’