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Man City to get one over on their city rivals by clinching Otamendi deal

The highly-rated Valencia defender had been a summer target of Man United.

Chile Soccer Copa America Chile Argentina Is Argentine international Otamendi (pictured here up against Alexis Sanchez) on his way to England's top flight? Source: AP/Press Association Images

Otamendi set for Man City? Reports in Spain suggest Valencia defender Nicolas Otamendi will officially move to the Etihad today for €40 million, with Eliaguim Mangala heading in the other direction on loan.

Inter star off to Real Madrid: 21-year-old Croatian midfielder Mateo Kovacic is swapping the San Siro for the Bernabeu in a deal reported to be worth €35m.

Spurs close to Berahino deal: Tottenham have been tracking the West Brom striker for sometime now and are confident they will get their man for between £15m-£20m (€21m-€28m).

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Illarramendi to Liverpool? The Real Madrid midfielder’s future is up in the air and Mundo Deportivo believe his departure for Merseyside is ‘inevitable’.

Toffees eye Stones replacement: If Everton do end up losing John Stones to Chelsea, they have targeted Swansea captain Ashley Williams to fill the void.

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Chelsea back in for Higuain: Napoli and Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain is wanted by Jose Mourinho if reports are to be believed. He has a release clause of £63.9m (€89m), however.

Magpies after Danish defender: Werder Bremen’s Jannik Vestergaard is wanted by Newcastle United, but the German club have yet to receive any offers for the 23-year-old.

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