Deal nearly done: £28.5m Manchester United transfer target ready to make Premier League switch

United target to sign in big-money move.

Manchester City look to be closing in on a £28.5m deal to sign Valencia defender and long-time Manchester United target Nicolas Otamendi.

The Argentine international recently skipped training in order to help force a move, and it now looks like he will get his wish and join the Etihad Stadium club in a big-money deal.

Otamendi has impressed as one of the best centre-backs in Europe in recent times, and should make a fine addition for City in what has been a problem position for Manuel Pellegrini.

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According to the Daily Mail, Otamendi’s arrival will see Eliaquim Mangala head to the Mestalla on a season-long loan as part of the move.

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