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.
“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.
“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.”
“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.
“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.