Manchester United to submit formal offer for Nicolas Otamendi this week after holding talks – report

by Ben Topliss

Manchester United will present a formal offer to Valencia for Nicolas Otamendi this week after holding talks with the player over the weekend, according to SuperDeporte.

Otamendi has been strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford for a number of weeks and it looks like the club are finally firming up their interest.

However, they will face competition from Manchester City, who also held a meeting with the Argentinian on Saturday.

The report claims that both clubs have offered Otamendi contracts worth between €3.5m and €4m a season.

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Further talks will now take place on Tuesday to discuss concrete offers for Otamendi.

Otamendi was widely considered to be one of the best centre-backs in La Liga last season and his signing would be a major coup for United.

Louis van Gaal’s side are crying out for a dominant defender and the 27-year-old would go a long way to providing that. With Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona and Chelsea also said to be interested in Otamendi, United will need to act quickly if they are to secure his signature.

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