Emirates star hold out for move to Old Trafford.
Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri is stalling on his proposed £25million move to Manchester City because he would prefer a switch to Manchester United.
The 24-year-old has already agreed terms on a four-year £185,000-a-week contract but would accept a lesser wage for a move to the Premier League champions.
The France international is also looking at Europe as his next destination, with Barcelona and Real Madrid his preferred choice, according to reports in his home country.
It is understood he wants to a move to a club where he will be guaranteed the chance to win trophies but only chose City when Spain showed no interest in him and Arsenal refused to sell him to United.
It casts doubt over his motives for joining the mega-rich Blues as he is about to become one of England’s top earners, according to the Daily Star.
Nasri is set to feature for the Gunners for the first time this season tomorrow in the home clash with Liverpool.
But this will not put off City boss Roberto Mancini who wants a deal completed “very quickly”.
The playmaker has only one-year remaining on his current contract at the Emirates and has rejected a deal worth £110,000-a-week to stay.