Manchester City to trigger Alvaro Negredo's buyout clause?

Man City to meet Negredo buyout clause?
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Manchester City are reportedly ready to trigger the £18m buyout clause of Sevilla striker Alvaro Negredo.

Manchester City are reportedly preparing a bid for Sevilla striker Alvaro Negredo.

The Spaniard has an £18m buyout clause inserted into his contract and City want the forward as a replacement for Carlos Tevez, who joined Juventus last week, according to The Mirror.

West Ham United had a £14.5m bid rejected for Negredo earlier this month, but new City boss Manuel Pellegrini feels that the 27-year-old will be interested in a switch to Manchester if the clause is activated by the club.

Negredo scored 25 times in La Liga last season as Sevilla finished ninth in the division.

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