The Citizens have stepped up their chase for the 27-year-old in recent days as they seek a long-term replacement for Carlos Tevez.

New City boss Manuel Pellegrini hinted today the club are looking to buy another striker or two in the transfer window.

And it seems the citizens will have been given a further boost by the news Sevilla have signed a Colombian forward.

Carlos Bacca's switch from Belgian side Club Brugge was confirmed last night on the club's website.

He said: "This is truly a dream come true. When I came to Europe, it has always been my dream to play in the Primera Division.