Transfer news: Goalkeeper Willy Caballero set to sign for Manchester City from Malaga

Wilfredo Caballero
Image: Wilfredo Caballero has worked with City boss Manuel Pellegrini before

Manchester City are set to sign goalkeeper Willy Caballero from Malaga on a three-year deal, Sky sources understand.

The Argentinian had a medical on Monday and the Premier League champions are poised to unveil him as their third signing of the summer.

And the highly-rated Caballero, who is likely to cost around £6m, is seen as having the ability to act as a genuine rival to Joe Hart for the goalkeeper’s jersey at City.

The 32-year-old Caballero was an Olympic gold medal-winner in 2004 with Argentina and impressed during his spell at Malaga, where he played under City boss Manuel Pellegrini.

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The new man will replace Costel Pantilimon, who has left for Sunderland, in the City squad.

Pantilimon usurped Hart as City’s Premier League goalkeeper for a brief period last autumn but primarily acted as an understudy to the England man.

City have already signed full-back Bacary Sagna and midfielder Fernando this summer, as they prepare for the defence of their crown.

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