€10m Manchester United target could stay in Portugal

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Benfica coach Jorge Jesus insists he does not want to lose Manchester United defender target Ezequiel Garay.

The Argentine centre back has been heavily linked with a move away from Portugal, with the club reportedly rejecting a €10million offer from Zenit St. Petersburg earlier in the week.

David Moyes has constantly been mentioned alongside the 27-year-old since taking the reigns at Old Trafford, with reports last month in Portugal claiming the Red Devils were negotiating a deal for the player.

However, a move to Manchester United failed to materialise, and Jesus is now hopeful that the Primeira Liga title challengers can keep the 18-cap international moving forward.

"Garay is very important for us. My desire is that no footballer leaves the club, but it depends on the directors," he told reporters, according to Sky Sports.

Manchester United are expected to be in the market for a defender at the end of the season, with Nemanja Vidic confirming he’ll leave the club and Rio Ferdinand reaching the later stages of his career.

Whether Garay is the man the Red Devils wish to pursue this summer remains to be seen, but he won't be leaving the Estádio da Luz is Jesus has anything to do with it.

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