On Tuesday, Olé explained that Manchester City’s negotiation to sign River Plater’s Claudio Echeverri has entered the final stage.

There seems to have been progress made in this operation as per journalist Gastón Edul. He took to X, formerly Twitter, to state the 17-year-old is ‘about to be sold’ to Manchester City for $25m [€22.6m].

Edul says the attacking midfielder will stay at River Plate for a period of six to 12 months. The Argentine club wanted a longer period but he claims it’s ‘difficult to reach an agreement’ for two years.

Another journalist César Luis Merlo claims Manchester City are ‘finalising the details to buy’ the Argentina U17 international.

Merlo adds Pep Guardiola’s side are ‘putting together a structure of the operation’ and that their formal offer is ‘expected in the coming days’, which will be close to €25m.

The Citizens will allow Echeverri to continue at River Plate and the duration needs to be clarified between the two sides.

TyC Sports also state Manchester City are ‘very close to reaching an agreement’ with the South American club for the talented youngster. The two clubs are ‘about to close’ the deal for a fee close to €25m.

It’s claimed River Plate will ‘seek’ a percentage of a future sale, after Manchester City decided against exercising his €25m clause, due to their good ties with the Argentine club.