Manchester United Miss Out On Nicholas Otamendi As City Zero in

Another bad news for Manchester United as reports from Spain suggest that rivals Manchester City have already agreed a €40m deal to bring Valencia centre-back Nicolas Otamendi to the Etihad in a move that hinges on Eliaquim Mangala agreeing to go the other way on loan. The Argentinian defender’s name has long been mentioned in conjunction with a move to Manchester United, but Louis van Gaal looks likely to miss out on a player who has already agreed personal terms with City and apparently attempted a showdown at Valencia in what looks like a petulant attempt to force through a move.