Manchester City fans in the Football Transfer Tavern are hoping to get one over their arch rivals after the Mirror revealed that they are looking to hijack United’s attempts of landing Valencia Nicolas Otamendi.
It is well known that the Red Devils are keen to recruit new defenders this summer after getting exposed last season.
But City are looking to poach this top target as they plan to clear out their deadwood and build a title challenging team.
The 27-year-old has impressed scouts this season in La Liga and although United have been interested for a long time, Manuel Pellegrini is keen to get this move completed swiftly.
Otamendi, played 35 times in the league last season and the Spanish side have reportedly targeted Marseille’s Nicolas Nkoulou to replace him as it is a matter of time before the Argentinian leaves the club.