Manchester City are ready to up their pursuit of the Spanish winger Jesus Navas.
Sevilla are resigned to the fact they are losing their prized asset this summer, but are only willing to accept bids of £25million.
Navas, also a target for Liverpool and Real Madrid, said: “Manchester City are a team I like.”
With the appointment of Manuel Pellegrini imminent, the former Malaga manager wants to stamp his print on the City squad with early signings.
At times under Mancini, City were accused of lacking width and the signs are that Pellegrini wants to address that problem.
Navas is a legend at the Ramon Sanchez, raking up over 250 appearances in 10 years at the club, winning six trophies in the process.
Another La Liga player Pellegrini looks set to bring with him is Isco.
The Chilean manager brought Isco through the Malaga youth team and the play-maker flourished in their progression to the Champions League quarter-final.
Isco is one of Europe's hottest properties given his age, ability and the fact Malaga may need to sell the 21-year-old.
Whether or not Isco wants to follow Pellegrini or join Real Madrid is undecided, however one thing for sure is he won't be a Malaga player come the start of the 2013-14 season.
Manchester City have struggled in Europe since their infamous takeover in 2008, which is a reason behind the appointment of Pellegrini. Aside from the failure at Real Madrid, Pellegrini's record in Europe is very impressive, guiding Villarreal to the Champions League semi-final in 2006.