Espanyol are negotiating with Manchester City over a deal for midfielder Yangel Herrera to join on deadline day.

That’s according to Esports RAC 1, who say the move would be a permanent one rather than a loan deal.

They say that Espanyol are yet to meet Manchester City’s ‘economic demands’ for the midfielder at this moment in time, but they are ‘fighting’ to reach an agreement. What City are looking for isn’t mentioned.

They are not the only ones looking at the Venezuelan international, who also has proposals from other clubs to leave the Etihad.

He’s currently out injured and has been since June after returning to Manchester City following a loan spell with Granada last season.

That was his third loan away from Manchester City since joining from Atlético Venezuela in 2017, having also spent time with NYCFC and Huesca.

Now he’s got the chance to return to Spain on a permanent basis and Mundo Deportivo are a little more confident on the matter.

They say the midfielder is ‘almost signed’ and would be arriving on loan, not permanently, but confirm there are ‘some financial differences’ to be resolved.

According to various sources, the deal is on the verge of being completed and while there are financial issues, they are not ‘insurmountable’.

There is work to be done, then, but it seems this one is there to be done before tonight’s deadline.