Man United target Nicolás Otamendi set for move to Man City on Monday for €40milion [AS]

Valencia defender Nicolas Otamendi is set for a move to Manchester City on Monday according to AS.

The 27-year-old defender has been heavily linked with a move to City’s local rivals Manchester united in recent weeks, however it is being reported that a deal has been struck between the Blues and the La Liga side which will see Manchester City pay €40milion, while current Blues centre back Eliaquim Mangala will also move to the Mestalla on a season long loan deal.

If Nicolas Otamendi does complete his move to the Blue half of Manchester, it will represent a significant blow to Reds boss Louis Van Gaal’s plans to strengthen his defence before the close of the transfer window on September 1st.

The Red Devils have already seen their attempts to sign Real Madrid centre back Sergio Ramos thwarted with the defender reported to be close to signing a new deal at the Santiago Bernabeu, and losing out to another transfer target to one of their fiercest rivals will represent another set back at Old Trafford.