United use Fabio bait to complete Gaitan deal

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Manchester United have reportedly agreed to sign Nicolas Gaitan from Benfica this summer, in a deal that will see Fabio Da Silva and Federico Macheda move in the opposite direction.

Reports on Friday in the Portuguese press had claimed an agreement was on the verge of completion, and further details of the Argentina international's proposed transfer have now emerged.

According to The Telegraph, United have agreed to pay £20 million for Gaitan, as well as allowing Fabio to move to Lisbon on a season-long loan, while Macheda is likely to sign a permanent deal with Benfica.

Manchester United are reported to have been in talks regarding a deal for the 24-year-old for a number of months and now, it would appear, everything is now in place for him to move to Old Trafford at the end of the season.

Gaitan impressed Sir Alex Ferguson during two encounters with United in the Champions League this season - both of which ended in draws.

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