Manchester United readying sensational £36m bid for La Liga ace

Manchester United are reportedly preparing a stunning offer for Valencia defender Nicolas Otamendi, as they are willing to meet his £36m release-clause.

Reports claim that the Red Devils had an initial bid of €35m rejected in the January transfer window, but are set to return with an improved offer in the summer.

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According to Deporte Valenciano, Manchester United are prepared to reach an agreement for the centre-back at any costs – and it will be pricey given the Argentine’s huge buy-out clause.

Otamendi has a whopping €50m release-clause written into his contract, but Louis van Gaal believes the 27-year-old is worth every penny – and wants to secure a deal.

The Argentina international is a regular in the starting line-up for Valencia, and is a firm fan-favourite at the Mestalla Stadium. He joined the La Liga outfit in February 2014, and has been described as a ‘bargain’ signing in Spanish reports following his impressive performances in a Los Che shirt.

Louis van Gaal is constantly being linked to a move for Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels but perhaps, despite all the intense speculation, the Dutchman’s gaze has everted elsewhere.

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