After decades of watching Manchester United dominate the domestic football scene you might imagine that Manchester City would be loathe give their fierce rivals any sort of help in order to return to the top table of the game.
But we could well envisage a domino effect today as the first deal sets up a sequence of events which may take Radamel Falcao to Manchester City.
As we all know Manchester City have to be careful in terms of what they spend after their brush with UEFA. It appears that they won’t be able to sign Falcao unless they move some significant players on first (unless they can do a very expensive loan deal).
Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are interested in Matija Nastasic and both clubs have made an enquiry to Manchester City about the central defender.
The champions are minded to allow Nastasic to depart and would prefer to see the 21-year-old leave on a permanent basis, rather than a loan deal, as they look to recoup as much money as they can for the defender who cost them £12m back in 2012.
With Manchester United desperate for a quality centre back and Manchester City desperate to generate some cash, could relations thaw for a few hours for the benefit of both clubs?
LvG appears to want an experienced player for centre back. But with his current crop of Manchester United defenders performing worse by the week perhaps he will be forced to revisit that idea.
It’s a long shot but Nastasic is one of the best potentially AVAILABLE defenders in the market today and stranger things have happened.
Let’s see the lad in action. Manchester United and Manchester City fans: could you see this one happening?