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Man City star identifies key factor in title-winning season after Chelsea triumph; Sky Blues nearing £28.5m transfer

Man City captain Vincent Kompany has outlined the key things the Sky Blues are looking to do this season, following their triumph over Chelsea.

Manuel Pellegrini’s side have started the season superbly; they outclassed West Bromwich Albion on Monday evening, beating the Baggies 3-0, before following that up with another 3-0 triumph—this time away at reigning champions Chelsea.

Kompany, following a difficult season last term, appears to be approaching a return to form, and enjoyed an excellent outing against the Pensioners.

City were irrepressible, with Sergio Aguero and Fernandinho finding the net either side of a superb header from skipper Kompany.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the match [via Goal], the Belgian defender has identified a few key things that City are aiming for this season as they look to retake their title from Chelsea.

“We have to demonstrate this same determination throughout the year,” the centre-back began.

“It’s wrong to say that we didn’t play well at points last year, but now, our home form is going to be so important, and to do this in the first home game, in front of 55,000 fans sends out the right signal.

“I think we played like this against Chelsea last year, but the difference this time is that we managed to score and not make the same mistakes.

“All in all, it was a comfortable day, but mainly because we did everything right in preparation for this game.”

Against Chelsea, Kompany was partnered by Eliaquim Mangala in the heart of the defence.

However, he may soon be playing alongside another centre-back, with City reportedly closing in on a deal to bring Valencia centre-back Nicolas Otamendi to the Etihad Stadium.

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The Daily Mail report that the Citizens are nearing a £28.5 million move for the player, with talks having taken place between both parties over the weekend.

It remains to be seen whether Mangala will leave in the opposite direction, with the Mail noting that Los Che are keen on signing the Frenchman on loan in compensation for losing Otamendi.

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