As the Argentine media continues to bring updates on Manchester City’s offer to sign Julian Alvarez from River Plate, local outlets are just getting more optimistic that the move is indeed happening.

According to the latest report from journalist Veronica Brunati, the striker’s transfer to the Premier League side could be made official ‘in the coming hours’.

Even though Alvarez was supposed to be protected by a €20m release clause, this is now the second report which says Manchester City are actually paying more than that.

It’s claimed Pep Guardiola’s side are offering US$27m (€23.8m), with River Plate getting US$21m (€18.5m) free of taxes.

It’s once again claimed that Alvarez would initially stay at River Plate to play in the Copa Libertadores. It’s just not clear if he’d feature for them until the summer or until the end of the tournament, as the final normally happens at the end of the year.

Olé, the biggest sports newspaper in Argentina, has also claimed there’s a deal between all parties involved, with the player staying at least until June, as other talks will decide if he’ll stay for six more months.