Galatasaray have confirmed midfielder Fernando is set to join Sevilla with the fee thought to be in the region of €4m.
The Brazilian midfielder is in the final year of his contract at the Turkish giants and he is said by the report to be the ‘number one option’ for Los Rojiblancos, who are aiming to land a deep-lying midfielder.
This is set to be the latest move in the shake-up of the first-team squad at the Andalusian club with Monchi returning as sporting director and Julen Lopetegui now in the dugout.
Sevilla have already made a host of signings this summer with Mannus Dabbur, Diego Carlos, Jules Kunde, Luuk de Jong, Joan Jordan and Lucas Ocampos already signed, with Fernando now set to be number eight to arrive.
Earlier this week, ABC de Sevilla reported a deal for the Brazilian was close to being finalised with an announcement expected soon.
Roque Mesa, who made 31 La Liga appearances for Los Rojiblancos last season after making his loan move from Swansea City permanent last summer, may move to the Turkish club in a separate operation.
“The reality is that I am one of the transferable players here,” Mesa acknowledged in an interview in La Provincia, as cited by Marca.
Fernando previously played for Porto and Manchester City prior to his 2017 move to Istanbul.