Manchester City and Arsenal put on transfer alert

Adil Rami (Valencia)

Manchester City and Arsenal have been put on red alert by the fact Valencia have put star defender Adil Rami up for sale, after the French international spoke out against coach Miroslav Djukic, according to the Daily Express. 

Reports in Spain are suggesting Rami is likely to leave the Mestalla Stadium in January, with Arsenal, Manchester City and Barcelona all supposedly in the hunt for his signature.

Speaking to Cadena Ser on Tuesday evening, Rami said: “In the dressing room there is only confusion since we lost [Roberto] Soldado, [Alberto] Costa and [David] Albelda.

“[Coach Miroslav] Djukic doesn’t say things to your face.”

Since the outburst, Valencia have responded not only by fining the defender, but also making him available for transfer.

The 27-year-old attempted to engineer a move away in the summer, claiming he wanted to play for a ‘bigger’ club, however nobody was willing to match his asking price of £8million.

January may prove different however, with both Arsenal and Manchester City on the hunt for defensive cover, and both have money to spend.

Arsenal have already been exposed this season by their lack of defensive cover, with Laurent Koscielny getting suspended on the opening day, and captain Thomas Vermaelen still injured.

Manchester City meanwhile have already seen their captain Vincent Kompany suffer an injury this season, and would be more than capable of meeting Valencia’s asking price.