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Man City agree terms to sign Arsenal star Nasri

Abu Dhabi-backed Premier League club poised to complete their latest big-money signing

Man City agree terms to sign Arsenal star Nasri
Arsenals Samir Nasri in action. (Getty Images)

Abu Dhabi-backed Manchester City are poised to complete another big money signing after agreeing terms for Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri.

The 24-year-old midfielder, who has spent three years with the Gunners, has been omitted from Arsenal's squad which flies to Udinese this afternoon and instead will travel north for a medical, Arsenal's official website said on Tuesday.

The move will be subject to Nasri passing a medical and formal registration processes, it added.

Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s investment in Manchester City is set to exceed $1bn after the club’s management has spent millions more boosting the FA Cup-winning squad.

Research by Arabian Business shows Sheikh Mansour has invested £339m ($545m) in new players for the squad, starting with the record £32.5m ($52.2m) signing of Brazilian player Robinho.

In addition to the reported £210m ($337m) Sheikh Mansour spent acquiring the club in September 2008; this brings the total investment so far by the Abu Dhabi businessman to $882m.

With around $300m rumoured to be left in the war chest for new players, the total investment is likely to easily top the $1bn mark before the end of the current transfer season.

Nasri will join Argentine striker Sergio Aguero as the club’s biggest signings during the summer.

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