The Cottagers seem set to offer the City striker another way out...
The Brazilian forward spent the second half of last season on loan with Everton, putting in some good performances for the Toffees.
A price tag of around £15 million has been slapped on the 22-year-old, as City look to get back most of the £19 million transfer fee they paid for him only a year ago.
However, a permanent move to Goodison Park now seems unlikely as boss David Moyes has only been given a restricted transfer budget for the summer.
This has led Cottagers boss Roy Hodgson to seize the opportunity of signing the former CSKA Moscow striker on loan for next season.
The Cottagers are set to do battle in Europe next season, and will take part in the newly formed Europa League.
This means Hodgson will have to strengthen his squad to be able to cope with both domestic and European games, and is reportedly looking to the Brazil international to bolster his goal-shy strikeforce.
The former Corinthians and CSKA Moscow player has been at City of Manchester Stadium for a year, and has only scored one goal in nine league appearances.
His record for the Toffees reads slightly better, with five goals scored in 12 Premier League games for the club.
Nick Turner, Goal.com