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Reports of further talks with Demichelis

  • 28 August 2013 08:15
  • Posted by @mccarthy_mcfc

Further talks will take place today between Manchester City and Atletico Madrid’s Martin Demichelis, according to goal.com.

The website claims a £4 million deal for the 32-year-old former Argentina international has been settled, but that he is yet to agree personal terms with the club.

“Manchester City have agreed a deal in principle with Atletico Madrid for centre-back Martin Demichelis, Goal understands,” writes Paul Clennam.

 

City have negotiated a fee of around £3.5 million up front, plus a further £500k in add-ons, with the Liga club.

 

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“Personal terms are yet to be agreed with the Argentine stopper, though further talks are scheduled for Wednesday as the Premier League side look to recruit cover for the injured Vincent Kompany.”

Meanwhile, the Manchester Evening News reports that Valencia's Adil Rami could be another option for the Blues if they fail in their apparent bid for Demichelis.

“Manuel Pellegrini could be forced to turn his attention to Valencia defender Adil Rami if Atletico Madrid refuse to lower their asking price for Martin Demichelis,” writes the paper’s Rob Dawson.

“City are keen to add another centre-half to the squad before the transfer deadline on September 2 after injuries to Vincent KompanyMicah Richards and Matija Nastasic.

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“At 27-years-old, he is five years younger than Demichelis and City are willing to push the boat out a little further.

“The France international, who started Valencia’s first two games of the season, said this summer he is keen on a move to a ‘bigger club’ and could be available for around £7m.”

Remember to make mcfc.co.uk your first port of call for any official transfer news over the next few days.

 

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