Benfica hint at Gaitan sale


Manchester United target Nicolas Gaitan could be leaving Portugal in the summer, according to his club Benfica.


Sky Sports have reported that Sir Alex Ferguson is keeping an eye on the Argentinian since the two sides met in the group stages of this year’s Champions League.


A move to Old Trafford could now be in the offing as Benfica president Luis Filipe Vieira has admitted the Portuguese side will have to sell significantly during the summer.


“The sale of players is the priority for Benfica but only if it is helping the club,” Vieira is quoted as saying by Sky Sports.


“Our aim is to break even and make around 50 million euros in the summer through sales.”


United are unlikely to be the only ones interested in signing the 23-year-old, as he has been impressive during his side’s Champions League campaign and has made more assists than any other player so far in the competition.


Sky Sports claim that Manchester City are another side interested in Gaitan and that any transfer is likely to be priced at around €30million.


The report also suggests that Benfica coach Jorge Jesus has been informed by club officials that Gaitan is likely to be one of those leaving in the summer.

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