The 27-year-old had been linked with a move to Manchester United, but it seems that their fierce rivals have won the battle for his signature. The Citizens are thought to have agreed a £28.4 million deal for the centre-back, who is now having his medical.
If the Argentina international completes a move to the Etihad Stadium, then it will be a major blow to the Red Devils. They have recently seen former target Sergio Ramos sign a new contract with Real Madrid, and the 29-year-old’s teammate Pepe is set to do the same before United have a chance to sign him [Daily Express].
Louis van Gaal will have to look elsewhere for a new defender now, which he is in dire need of finding. Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, and Jonny Evans all looked error prone last season, while the Daley Blind has been playing at centre-back this time round despite normally being a midfielder or left-back.