Reports coming out of Portugal are claiming that Benfica star Nicolas Gaitan’s chances of a move to Manchester United are now slim, but there is a release clause triggering offer on the table.
According to O Jogo, Dubai side Al-Ahli have made an offer of €35m for the 27-year-old, and have offered a contract that would see the Argentinian earn €3.5m a year.
However, O Jogo report that Gaitan is less than keen to make the switch to the UAE, as he wishes to move to one of the top leagues in Europe.
Record suggest that the division at the very top of his wishlist is the Premier League, as he specifically wants to join the Red Devils. However, Record also state that a dream move to Old Trafforrd is now unlikely to happen during this window.
Louis van Gaal has already strengthened his midfield sufficiently this summer, and so, with more pressing concerns in other areas, it seems unlikely that the Dutchman would be willing to part with €35m to bring Gaitan to England.
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