MANCHESTER CITY are able to slash the asking worth for Nicolas Otamendi after the £41million signing of defender Nathan Ake.
Napoli had been quoted round £15m for Otamendi, 32, who has two years left on his contract.
However the arrival of 25-year-old Holland worldwide Ake from Bournemouth means Metropolis boss Pep Guardiola is now lined for left-sided central defenders.
Etihad sources say they may promote for round £8m.
Valencia are additionally within the Argentine, who they offered to Metropolis for £31.7m 5 years in the past.
The Spanish membership may also afford his £100,000-a-week wages.
Otamendi has racked up 210 Metropolis appearances since his big-money transfer from LaLiga.
In that point he has received seven main trophies, together with back-to-back Premier League titles in 2018 and 2019.
Metropolis had been open to the thought of promoting him final summer time however no appropriate bids got here in for the 70-cap centre-back whose present contract expires in 2022.
And Aymeric Laporte’s harm woes meant he loved extra recreation time than beforehand anticipated, that includes in 39 video games up to now this time period.
That features all eight Champions League matches, albeit for simply the ultimate moments in opposition to Actual Madrid on Friday.
Nonetheless, each Otamendi and John Stones have recurrently been neglected at centre-back with teenager Eric Garcia or holding midfielder Fernandinho usually given the nod as a substitute.