Manchester United could attempt to make an audacious January triple swoop for Benfica trio Nicolas Gaitan, Ezequiel Garay and Nemanja Matic, according to reports.
The Red Devils have endured a difficult and thoroughly underwhelming start to the 2013/14 domestic campaign, with new manager David Moyes evidently struggling to assert any sort of dominant status following the departure of iconic former boss and compatriot Sir Alex Ferguson during the summer.
Moyes is widely expected to become a major player in the transfer market when it re-opens in the new year, with several areas of his first-team squad obviously in need of immediate attention.
According to reports from Portugal cited by the Daily Express, United are keen to prioritise the search for a new winger and are eager to sign Argentine international Gaitan, who is also rumoured to be attracting attention from top-flight rivals Tottenham.
In addition, United are said to also have been monitoring centre-back Garay and former Chelsea midfielder Matic - two of Gaitan's talented Benfica teammates .
Those aforementioned reports suggest that although the Scot is looking to snare a new wideman as a matter of urgency, Moyes has not dismissed the possibility of mounting 'a serious attack' to capture all three players in January.
If United were to embark on such a bid, you have to imagine that it would take a considerable sum to prise the trio from the Estadio da Luz, with Gaitan alone reportedly valued at the £25 million mark.