Date: 30th June 2011 at 12:15pm
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Samir Nasri

Will the Frenchman be plying his trade in Manchester next season?

Both United and Manchester City are set to place bids for Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri according to reports.

The Manchester Evening News notes:

“Sir Alex Ferguson will forge ahead in his bid to make Arsenal’s Samir Nasri the final part of United’s summer transfer business.

“The Reds have been quickest out of the traps in the buying stakes and have already broken their club record for close-season buys.

“United crashed through the £50m mark with confirmation of the signing of goalkeeper David de Gea from Atletico Madrid for around £18m on a five-year contract.

“The 20-year-old Spaniard follows Phil Jones and his fellow Englishman Ashley Young to Old Traffrd.

“But Ferguson is still after the last and most important piece of the jigsaw as he targets a replacement for retired midfield playmaker Paul Scholes.

“Nasri has shot to the top of the Reds’ wanted list after interest in Tottenham’s Luka Modric and Inter Milan’s Wesley Sneijder stalled.

“A deal for Sneijder isn’t dead in the water, but the cheaper option of the Gunners’ Frenchman is now proving an attractive alternative for the Reds.”

Meanwhile ESPN notes:

“Reports in talkSport also indicate that Nasri’s representatives have already spoken to Manchester City’s representatives about a possible transfer.”

Personally I think Nasri would be a useful addition to United’s squad, however if the Frenchman would rather earn more money playing in front of far smaller crowds at a far less successful club then City are welcome to him.

City will no doubt be the more desperate of the two sides to add to their squad, having failed in their bid to tempt Alexis Sanchez to Eastlands.

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