Real Zaragoza move to beat Newcastle for Otamendi

Real Zaragoza are moving to beat Newcastle United for Velez Sarsfield defender Nicolas Otamendi.

The Argentina international has already spoken of Newcastle's interest and has welcomed the prospect of moving to Tyneside.

However, Buenos Aries sources say Zaragoza are willing to meet Velez's €13 million asking price to bring Otamendi to Spain.

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