â¢ Head coach Nuno drops Argentina defender for Champions League play-off
â¢ City close to agreement over Â£34m transfer of player
Manchester City are closing on a deal for Nicolás Otamendi and the defender has been left out of Valenciaâs preparations for Wednesdayâs Champions League play-off against Monaco.
Nuno Espírito Santo, the Valencia coach, said: âOnce everything is resolved, we will make decisions and the club will announce everything. For a few days now we have prepared without the option of using Otamendi. This game is crucial for us.â