Valencia defender Otamendi set to go on strike to get Man Utd move

Valencia defender Nicolas Otamendi is ready to go on strike in a bid to join Manchester United.

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Each day we’ll bring you the very latest tabloid rumors as the biggest clubs around look to splash the cash to bolster their rosters. True or not, they’re always entertaining…


Manchester City are ready to take their spending towards £100m with a £40m move for Wolfsburg’s Kevin De Bruyne.

Liverpool remain keen on Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke, 24, but are still refusing to pay the £32m asking price.

Costa Rica striker Joel Campbell could be leaving Arsenal for good with David Moyes ready to spend £6m to bring the 23-year-old to Real Sociedad.

Leicester believe Claudio Ranieri can be the ace up their sleeve as they fight to convince Esteban Cambiasso to stay.

Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has admitted he is powerless to prevent Pedro joining Chelsea.

Tom Cleverley believes signing for Everton will boost his chances of being an England regular again.

West Ham are trying to save Alex Song’s move to Upton Park. Barcelona midfielder Song could have to go under the knife to remove a piece of bone which has caused an ankle injury putting the deal in doubt.

Lucas Leiva reckons Liverpool being dumped by Raheem Sterling isn’t in the same league as losing Luis Suarez to Barcelona a year ago.


Chelsea have been given the green light to sign Barcelona star Pedro and expect to complete a £22m deal next week.

Angel Di Maria is ready to quit Manchester United for a £50m move to Paris Saint-Germain. The French champions have made an initial bid of £40m, but United bosses have told them to dig deep and meet their asking price.

Meanwhile, United sources have confirmed goalkeeper Victor Valdes was axed for the tour to the United States and the Spaniard now seems certain to find another club.

Southampton have agreed a fee with Feyenoord for midfielder Jordy Clasie after staving off a late bid by Schalke to hijack the deal.


Nicolas Otamendi is set to go on strike at Valencia in a bid to force through a mega-bucks move to Manchester United.

Manchester City and Liverpool are locked in another transfer tug-of-war over 18-year-old £10m-rated Fulham forward Patrick Roberts.

Aston Villa are closing in on £9.1m Nice left-back Jordan Amavi and hope to push through a deal this week.

Meanwhile, Tim Sherwood wants Christian Benteke to follow Fabian Delph’s example and snub a life-changing move from Villa.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has blocked Stoke coming back in for Victor Moses.

West Ham are in talks to snap up Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez on the cheap, while Hammers forward Andy Carroll will miss the first month of the new season.

Robin van Persie sealed his Manchester United exit with a parting shot at boss Louis van Gaal.

Jack Grealish has been told to live like a monk by his angry Aston Villa bosses.


Manchester United are exploring a sensational swap deal with Paris Saint-Germain involving Angel Di Maria and Edinson Cavani.

Manchester City are considering a move for Everton midfielder James McCarthy as they weigh up their options following Fabian Delph’s decision to back out of a switch to the Etihad.

Arsene Wenger believes Alexis Sanchez can buck the trend and miss only the first game of Arsenal’s Premier League season.

Steve McClaren has refused to bow to fan pressure to strip Fabricio Coloccini of the Newcastle captaincy.

Current Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini has admitted he’s jealous of Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho’s famous treble at the Serie A club during the 2009/10 campaign.


Arsenal’s chances of signing summer target William Carvalho appear to have been scuppered as the Sporting Lisbon midfielder has been ruled out for three months with injury.

Paris Saint-Germain are willing to offer £43m for Manchester United winger Angel Di Maria.

Southampton are close to replacing Morgan Schneiderlin – who has joined Manchester United – with Feyenoord’s £12m-rated midfielder Jordy Clasie.

Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba is wanted by MLS side Chicago Fire.

Stephane Sessegnon is to leave West Brom after he was left out of the club’s tour to the USA.


Liverpool are set to step up their pursuit of Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke in the wake of Raheem Sterling’s departure to Manchester City but Aston Villa remain adamant he will not be allowed to leave unless the buy-out clause in his contract is met.

Ronny Deila has demanded Celtic do a domestic clean sweep and gain Champions League qualification this season.


Manchester United face a bill of at least £35.2m to prise striker Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich.


Sunderland have failed in an attempt to sign Zenit St Petersburg defender Nicolas Lombaerts, 30, for £5m after failing to agree personal terms.

Chelsea and Tottenham might have to pay more than £15m a year to use Wembley while they redevelop their stadiums.