Benfica Star Set to Join Manchester United in the Summer?

Dusan LucicCorrespondent IIMay 6, 2012

LISBON, PORTUGAL - SEPTEMBER 10:  Nicolas Gaitan of SL Benfica in action during the Portuguese Primeira Liga match between SL Benfica and Vitoria SC held on September 10, 2011 at the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Patricia De Melo Moreira/EuroFootball/Getty Images)
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A number of Europe's biggest clubs have been tracking Nicolas Gaitan, but it appears Manchester United have won the race to sign the Argentine.

Although Gaitan has a £38 million release clause, Sir Alex believes he can reach an agreement for a much smaller fee.

According to Metro, Gaitan is keen on moving to United. However, there's still a lot to be negotiated before the move materialises.

Jose Ibarren, Gaitan's agent, was quoted:

Nicolas likes Manchester United a lot. He would like to play for Manchester United. If there is an offer for him, Nicolas would be happy to listen and negotiate.

Telegraph went as far as possible claiming that United have already agreed on a deal with Benfica for their prized midfielder. Reportedly, a £20 million plus Fabio and Federico Macheda deal has already been struck.

Nicolas Gaitan has been in stellar form this season, scoring four goals and assisting on 17.

Whether or not this rumour is true, only time will tell.


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