Agent: Gaitan would like to play for United

The agent of Benfica midfielder Nicolas Gaitan has suggested that Manchester United would be the player's preferred club, after months of transfer speculations.

Man Utd vs Benfica: Nicolas Gaitan
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The highly-rated Argentine has been linked with a move to Old Trafford since the start of the season, with several rumours of a done deal out in the press, the latest a report from The Daily Telegraph speculating that Gaitan will move for a deal worth £20 million while Federico Macheda will be moving the other way in a swap while Fabio Da Silva will join Benfica on loan.

However, Gaitan's agent Jose Ibarren denies that a deal has been agreed for the player, but confirmed that the 24-year-old would like a move to the Old Trafford side.

In an interview with Sky Sports, Ibarren said: "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."

With the impending retirement of Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs looming, Sir Alex Ferguson is keen to seek replacements in midfield and Gaitan, who is adept down the left as well as the middle, is seen as a perfect fit to bolster United's attack.

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