Manchester United favourites to nick Wigan's £20m Valencia in the summer

06 February 2009 02:04
Steve Bruce has admitted that Antonio Valencia's exit from Wigan

this summer is 'inevitable' — but the £20million-rated Ecuador winger could be making a much shorter trip than to Real Madrid.Despite Real's intent to return for Valencia after their transfer window bid was rejected, Sportsmail can reveal Manchester United

have first option on the player.Bruce said: 'It's inevitable he will go. The biggest clubs in the world are interested and we won't stand in his way.'

Inevitable departure: Antonio Valencia

 Valencia, the £20m boy from Ecuador's army, is now on the march with Wigan

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Birmingham will offer Doncaster £1.5million to sign centre half Matthew Mills on loan. Arsenal

are monitoring Lille midfielder Yohan Cabaye, 23. Leeds want to extend Lee Trundle's loan until the end of the season and are after Derby striker Liam Dickinson. Wolves will make a new loan bid for Chelsea

defender Michael Mancienne. Geraint Williams has been appointed manager at Leyton Orient. The former Colchester boss, who has been out of football since September, has signed a deal until the end of the season. He said: 'You miss it, football is in your blood. I'm delighted to be at Leyton Orient.' Valencia, the £20m boy from Ecuador's army, is now on the march with Wigan

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