Manchester United target refuses to rule out England move

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Manchester United target Nicolas Gaitan has refused to rule out the possibility of leaving Benfica before the start of next season.

Premier League champions Manchester United have been watching £25million-rated Benfica star Gaitan along with Argentine international Ezequiel Garay.

Manchester United were also said to be in the market for former Benfica holding midfielder Nemanja Matic, however they were last week beaten to his signature by Premier League rivals Chelsea.

Gaitan, who can play either as an attacking midfielder or on the wing, has stated his happiness to remain in Portugal but would accept a move to Manchester United if they can agree a fee with Benfica.

Speaking to FourFourTwo, Gaitan said on speculation linking him with a move to Manchester United:

"I am at Benfica, I have a contract until 2016, I want to respect that.

"If any offer like that which came for (Nemanja) Matic [who moved to Chelsea last week], we'll see.

"For now, (I am) just thinking about playing football, and the rest does not depend on me.

"Benfica has great players, we feel much more confident than when the league began, and we hope to continue in that way."

Manchester United may try to lure the 25-year-old attacking midfielder away from from the Estádio da Luz before next summer's World Cup as Gaitan's price-tag could rocket if he has a successful World Cup with the Argentinian national team.

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