Lucio to Join Manchester City: Reports

True BlueCorrespondent IJuly 7, 2009

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 28:  Lucio of Brazil lifts the trophy as his team mates celebrate following their victory at the end of the FIFA Confederations Cup Final between USA and Brazil at the Ellis Park Stadium on June 28, 2009 in Johannesburg, South Africa.  (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

A spate of reports are suggesting that Lucio, the Brazilian defender, is set to join Manchester City for a fee in the region of £7m.

Further, it has been reported that negotiations have been completed and a contact is in place, all that is needed is the player's signature, something that by all accounts is a formality.

City have recently released Glauber Berti, a fellow Brazilian, but of course retain the services of Robinho, Elano, as well as the loaned-out Jo.

It is the first sign of the improvements that Mark Hughes is making in the defence at the club.

More to follow...