Transfer Balls: Manchester United To Spend £40m On ‘Chelsea’s’ Nicolas Otamendi
TRANSFER Balls: The Daily Express says Manchester United are looking to spend £40m (!) on “Chelsea and Man City target Nicolas Otamendi to bolster defence”.
Top Transfer Balls works by the Express, there, to link a player with three of the top five English clubs. The only shock is that Arsenal and Lvierpool ar enot also linked with Otamendi.
But, of course, according to the Express, Otamendi already plays for Chelsea. As Ben Jefferson told us:
As for the latest story, Ben Jefferson reports:
The Argentine international joined Valencia last February in a £9.5m deal before being loaned out to Brazilian side Atletico Mineiro.
The man who cost Valencia under £10m a year ago is now worth £40m.
But with United in desperate need of defensive reinforcements, Otamendi has emerged as a target for Van Gaal in the winter transfer window.
Emerged… How? Where? Who? By magick?
Reports in Spain, however, insist that Valencia have no intention of letting the 26-year-old leave without a fight.
What “merged” now submerges.
The story seems dead. But Jeffersopn has a few more words to write to full his brief, so he pads ons
Indeed, it is thought that the Manchester club will have to meet Otamendi’s £40m release clause to get their man.
Thought by whom?
Jefferson then loads his scattergun:
United have been heavily linked with a move for Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels in recent times, while Barcelona’s Gerard Pique has also been linked with a return to Old Trafford. But with both possibly out of United’s reach, Otamendi could prove to be the next best thing as United continue to try and replace Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic.
In other words: he has no idea who Untied will buy, if anyone.