. Manchester United have been linked with Valencia’s Nicolas Otamendi ever since the season got over. There are plenty of suggestions claiming the Valencia player will be playing in Old Trafford next season.

Recent reports indicate that the player himself is pushing for a move away from the Spanish club. The Metro claims that the player held “crunch talks” with his club to push for a move to Louis van Gaal’s side. They claim that the Argentinean is desperate to join Manchester United and has told the club that he wishes to move in this summer.

Valencia have naturally, not been keen to listen to any offers for their important players and have made it clear that they will not be seling the player for less than A?36.4m.

Louis van Gaal wants the sturdy centre back to come in to improve the defence which caused United a significant chunk of problems last season and is also a supposed admirer of the player. United, and van Gaal especially, remain optimistic of a possible deal being struck between the two clubs in the coming weeks.