Missing out on Radamel Falcao hasn’t perturbed Manchester City, or so their transfer activity on deadline day suggests.
The Citizens had flimsy hopes of loaning the Colombian marksman before neighbouring Manchester United swooped for his services, but this hasn’t stopped Manuel Pellegrini preventing Alvaro Negredo from leaving the club.
Valencia, seemingly desperate to sign at least one player from Manchester this summer having been linked with Red Devils Tom Cleverley, Shinji Kagawa and Danny Welbeck already, are thrashing out terms over a loan move for the Spaniard known simply as the Beast.
Currently sidelined with a broken foot, the 29-year-old is keen on the Mestalla switch after falling out of favour towards the end of City’s title-winning campaign.
Scheduled to return at the end of September, Los Che will be hoping Negredo promptly rediscovers his Sevilla form that brought him 25 La Liga goals during his final season in Spain.
Valencia are as short as 1/10 to be his club after 11pm tonight, while those who think the deal will fall through and he remains with Man City can get paid out at 19/4.