Manchester United keen to pip bitter rivals to Nasri signature

Samir Nasri is almost ready to finalise a move to Manchester City, after Arsenal ultimately agreed a £24m fee for the French international.

Despite this news however, it has emerged that Manchester United are standing by on high alert, ready to take advantage of any faults that my develop in the proposed move.

Agent’s fees were thought to be proving an obstacle over the weekend, but it’s now been agreed that Nasri’s agent will be receiving £2m of the sum.

United were striving to land the midfielder last month, however bailed out much as they did for Wesley Sneijder, after failing to match Manchester City’s offer of £185,000-a-week.

Nasri was left out of Arsenal’s squad to face Udinese in their Champions League qualifier tonight after the 24 year-old asked manager Arsene Wenger not to play him at the risk of becoming cup-tied, thus making a move to Manchester City far less likely.

Wenger commented on the transfer, saying: “Nasri is a situation where the player didn’t want to extend his contract with the proposals he had somewhere else.”

He added: “What kind of commitment can you have when the player is not there long-term? That is the question you have to answer.”

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