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REPORT: OGC Nice to finalize deal with Vieira this week

Vieira’s connection to Nice appears to be as strong as ever

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Despite New York City FC manager Patrick Vieira denying the rumors of advanced talks with the club, the French media continues to link the current NYCFC boss to Ligue 1 club OGC Nice. RMCSport.com is now reporting that Nice executive director Julian Fournier is expected to fly out to New York at some point this week to finalize the deal.

This report was corroborated by Matt Reed — a contributor to NBC Sports Soccer — on Twitter.

Vieira’s eventual departure has been a hot topic in world football since his initial link to former club Arsenal FC following the resignation of longtime manager Arsene Wenger. And though it’s always been expected he’d leave for greener pastures (Manchester City specifically) eventually, the situation becomes a bit more complicated considering that NYCFC are currently in the thick of the chase for MLS silverware, a prospect that could be shattered if Vieria indeed leaves for his native France.

We here at Hudson River Blue will continue to keep you updated as the situation develops.