Manchester United and Arsenal interest to double Nicolas Otamendi's wages

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Arsenal and Manchester United are both interested in signing defender Nicolas Otamendi, which could mean he gets a massive 100 per cent pay rise and a new £60million buyout clause.

Valencia are determined not to lose the Argentine and even admitted to having rejected a bid worth £27million from a Premier League club in the January transfer window and will not countenance a sale, according to the Daily Mirror.

The report suggests that both Arsene Wenger and Louis van Gaal have taken a keen interest in the future of the 26-year-old and were considering possible bids for him. However, it also claims that sources at the Old Trafford club insisted the £27million bid mentioned was not from them.

Arsenal and Manchester United have both had issues in defence so far this season and both were expected to add in that area in the transfer window. Van Gaal has not done so, and doesn’t look like doing so now, but Wenger did act.

The Gunners signed 24-year-old Brazilian centre-back Gabriel from Villareal in a deal worth in the region of £11.3million, so another addition in that area would seem unlikely. Despite this, Valencia are reportedly concerned about the Premier League giants circling.

Otamendi will see his wages doubled to something in the region of £70,000 per week on the agreement that his buyout clause is raised to something around the £60million mark. The current clause is reportedly £38.2million, which allowed them to turn down the January bid.

Despite a new billionaire owner in businessman Peter Lim, Valencia still cannot compete financially with the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United, so their best players will eventually be sold. At least this way they can demand higher prices.

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