The Nicolas Otamendi saga is approaching its conclusion with Spanish outlets reporting he is set to join Manchester City.
As has been confirmed by various journalists on Twitter, most notable the reliable James Ducker, Manchester United have not held an interest in Otamendi whatsoever.
The player has been keen to leave Valencia all summer long and has made not-so-discreet overtures about his preferred destination. However, despite United reportedly being in for a defender and publicly courting Sergio Ramos, it appears evident Louis van Gaal does not consider Otamendi of the calibre he requires.
United are in fact reportedly more interested in John Stones, the Everton centre half.
Nicolás Otamendi will be officially unveiled as a Manchester City player on Monday.
The Valencia defender, who on Sunday did not attend training with his teammates but was at the club’s offices, will complete a transfer to the Etihad for 40 million euros, with France international Eliaquim Mangala moving to the Mestalla on loan.
Valencia have finally buckled under the defender’s repeated demands to be allowed to leave, which reportedly led to him asking manager Nuno to be excused from training.