Manchester City are on the verge of signing Great Britain and Swansea winger Scott Sinclair for a reported fee of £5.5 million.
There has been speculation surrounding Sinclair's future since he returned from international duty representing Great Britain in the London Olympics. The player impressed with his displays triggering City manager Roberto Mancini to make his move for the highly rated youngster.
The fee will rise to £9 million after bonuses and appearances but Mancini see's Sinclair as a good addition to the team. He will mainly be used as a squad player but the fact he is a home grown player was another appealing aspect. Clubs are facing new strict rules regarding the amount of home grown players you can register each season.
The 23-year-old has only recently met new Swansea manager Michael Laudrup after returning from the Olympics and maintained that he will consider his future after the tournament, but has yet to negotiate a new contract.
Sinclair began his career in 2004 with Bristol Rovers, but after being scouted by Chelsea he made a move their in 2005. He enjoyed a series of successive loan spells while at Chelsea but after finally conceeding defeat and joined Swansea in 2010 to get first team football. He has represented England at youth levels and is known for his pace and ability to cut in from the wings.
The arrival of Sinclair could mean the end of England international Adam Johnson's spell at City, who has been rumoured with wanting a move away from The Etihad in an attempt to gain more first team football.