United hope to hijack £24m playmaker deal – report

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Manchester United are hoping to hijack Manchester City’s deal with Samir Nasri, despite the playmaker heading north for a medical yesterday, according to the Daily Mail.

Yesterday Arsenal announced that they had agreed a fee for Samir Nasri to make the move to Manchester City in the vicinity of £24 million, after a long drawn out transfer saga that left the Frenchman in limbo over whether he could play in the Gunners’ Champions League match against Udinese tonight.


And while City are still discussing personal terms with Nasri, Manchester United are hoping that a deal falls through and they can snatch the star before he puts pen to paper.

United are on the lookout for a midfield signing, and with only a week to go in the transfer window, and other targets such as Wesley Sneijder falling through, the club are becoming more desperate to bolster the position left available by the departed Paul Scholes.

Nasri was strongly connected to a move to Manchester United at the beginning of the summer, but City emerged as favourites over the last few weeks, with the 24-year-old looking set to join former Arsenal teammate Gael Clichy at Etihad Stadium.

And while City may now believe they have won their prize, the Daily Mail believes that United may still be able to steel the march on their rivals and sign the star.

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