Sporting starlet set for England switch

Portuguese international Miguel Veloso is set for £15 million summer switch to Manchester City, according to his agent. The 22-year-old defensive midfielder - who scored a free-kick against Barcelona in this season's Champions League - has been linked with Manchester United, Arsenal and Bolton in the past.

However, the player's representitive - Paulo Barbosa - claims that Mark Hughes' side are now keen on securing his signature at the end of the season.

“We have had some talks with Manchester City. I am still in contact with the clubs who were interested in January," he said.

“There is an agreement with Sporting that he will leave this summer but we don’t have an agreement with any other club about a transfer as yet.

“England is his first-choice, and he already speaks good English. Everything is possible at the moment.”

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