Date: 27th May 2008 at 8:44pm
Written by:

According to The Times, Manchester City is on the verge of signing Brazilian striker Jo.

The 21-year-old CSKA Moscow forward and his agent are thought to have visited Eastlands to discuss an £18million deal, which, if you believe the story could be concluded by as early as this week.

Jo has been capped once by his native country.

Facts & Figures

Full name – João Alves de Assis Silva

Date of birth – 20/03/87

Place of birth – São Paulo, Brazil

Previous clubs – 2003-05 – Corinthians (13 goals) – CSKA Moscow – 2006 – present (30 goals)

Stats courtesy of wikipedia.