Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Manager Not Confident of Keeping Hold of Blues' Target Marlos

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Manager Not Confident of Keeping Hold of Blues' Target Marlos

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CITY have moved a step closer to landing Colombia star Marlos Moreno after his manager gave up any hope of keeping the 19-year- old.

The Blues are in the final stages of thrashing out a deal for the quick, skilful winger who has made a big name for himself in this year's Copa Libertadores - the South American equivalent of the Champions League.

City sources say that reports that an Pounds 8.23m deal is done are premature, but it seems as though the transfer should go through in the next week or two.

After that, Moreno is expected to join La Liga outfit Deportivo La Coruna on a season's loan.

And the coach of Moreno's club Atletico Nacional appears to have accepted that he will be without the player in the near future. …

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