Manchester United to use Di Maria cash to sign world class £35m Chelsea target

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United to get over Di Maria exit with £35m buy.

Manchester United look set to make a bid for Valencia centre-back Nicolas Otamendi this summer, beating the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City to his signature.

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The Argentine international has been strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford for much of the summer transfer window, but the two clubs have been unable to reach an agreement so far.

Still, the Metro now suggests that the sale of Angel Di Maria could speed up a move for the talented defensive player, with a £35m bid being prepared for the final weeks of the summer.

Otamendi would certainly be an upgrade on the likes of Chris Smalling and Daley Blind as options in the back four, with defence a weak point in the Reds’ squad last season.

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