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Man City want to sign Brazil midfielder Lucas Paqueta next season

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Premier League champions Man City are moving towards the completion of a deal for West Ham and Brazil midfielder Lucas Paqueta, according to reports.

Interest in the 26-year-old has retained following last summer,

When Man City turned towards the South American at a time when they were coming to terms with the long-term injury to Kevin De Bruyne.

However, following complications in negotiations alongside the emergence of gambling allegations

And an ongoing investigation into the matter, Man City withdrew from all discussions and turned their attentions elsewhere.

A significant investment ultimately made in the former Wolverhampton Wanderers and Portugal midfielder Matheus Nunes,

Who has offered glimpses of his exceptional talent in the first seven months of his Etihad Stadium career.

Man City still interested in Paqueta even after signing Nunes

Despite the recruitment of Nunes, City are once again looking towards Lucas Paqueta, and may be on the verge of signing their man in the coming weeks and months,

Based off the latest developments around the situation.

According to the information of Man City insider ‘Tolmie’s Hairdoo’ on X,

West Ham star Lucas Paqueta has rejected ‘enquiries’ from Premier League rivals Arsenal about his ongoing situation and possible summer availability in recent weeks.

It is further detail that Paqueta himself has told friends

That he still ‘has his heart on a move’ to City and playing under Pep Guardiola.

It is claimed that the player’s price is set at £85 million,

And is the ‘easiest’ deal to complete if he is cleared of gambling allegations.

A later update on the situation from ‘Tolmie’s Hairdoo’ suggested that the route to Paqueta’s signature is now ‘clear’,

Claiming that a deal can now be deem as “Welcome to City’ leading to a social media frenzy.

Lucas Paqueta has registered a total of 29 appearances across all competitions so far this season,

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