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17th Aug 2015

Man City beat Man United to £28m Nicolas Otamendi signing, claim Spanish media

This would be a huge coup...

Ben Kenyon

Nicolas Otamendi is all Manchester United have ever wanted.

Louis van Gaal has been chasing the bearded Valencia defender all summer like a horny teenager.

But the 27-year-old looks finally about to shun the Dutchman’s incessant advances in favour of their closest and fiercest rivals, say Super Deporte.

Manuel Pellegini, the suave devil, has managed to sneak in at the last with a proposition so tempting it looks like Valencia cannot refuse.

Spanish media are reporting that City could pay around £28m for the La Liga defender – and send Eliaquim Mangala the other way on loan just 12 months after his £32m move from Porto.

City’s 19-year-old striker Marcos Lopes could also be thrown in as another deal-sweetener.