Real Madrid are reportedly pondering a summer swoop for Manchester City defender Nicolas Otamendi, to replace the Portuguese Pepe.
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Manchester City suffered a double injury blow in their game against Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League. Both first-choice centre-backs Vincent Kompany and Nicolas Otamendi were withdrawn in the first half due to injury, and the latter is doubtful for the Manchester derby on Sunday.
Manchester City progressed to the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time in the club's history following a goalless draw at the Etihad against Dynamo Kiev on Tuesday.
Injuries to centre-backs Vincent Kompany and Nicolas Otamendi overshadowed proceedings as Manchester City reached the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time after drawing 0-0 with Dynamo Kiev on Tuesday.
Manchester City face a tough visit to Upton Park that could have a significant bearing on their title ambitions this season. But the Citizens can boast of a first choice attack that could well be one of the best in Europe right now.
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini had mixed emotions after the Manchester Derby, as the spoils were shared at Old Trafford in a 0-0 stalemate.
Manuel Pellegrini was unsurprisingly awarded the Barclays Manager of the Month after four wins in four games at the helm of Manchester City. City have been doing brilliantly without most of their summer signings featuring prominently, leaving the manager with a peculiar problem as he selects his starting XI. Pellegrini shed light on the status of his team and his thoughts on the opposition in the pre match press conference.
Manchester City were the undisputed winners of the summer transfer window, making potentially world class additions to their squad in nearly every department
Although the new Premier League season is only two weeks old, Manchester City have shown enough on and off the pitch to suggest that the club hierarchy and players alike are very keen on ensuring they do not have a repeat of last season