City close on Caballero

MANCHESTER CITY are closing in on a deal for Malaga goalkeeper Willy Caballero. It's understood the club are in negotiations with the Argentinian, who has been linked with a £6million switch to the Premier League champions.

City are looking for a new understudy to first-choice goalkeeper Joe Hart after Costel Pantilimon was released at the end of last season.

Caballero, 32, has also been linked with Monaco and Barcelona but his previous experience of working with City boss Manuel Pellegrini at Malaga could be decisive.

City, meanwhile, are believed to have no interest in Barcelona winger Alexis Sanchez.

Barcelona are reportedly prepared to let the Chile international - and compatriot of Pellegrini - leave the Nou Camp as they pursue a potential deal for Liverpool's Luis Suarez.

There have been suggestions of a potential swap deal for Suarez while Juventus, Arsenal and Manchester United have also emerged as possible destinations for Sanchez.