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Manchester United close to signing Benfica's £29.3million Argentina playmaker Nicolás Gaitán

Gaitán, who can play as an attacking midfielder or left-sided forward, impressed against Manchester United during Benfica’s Champions League group stage encounters with Sir Alex Ferguson’s team earlier this season, and his arrival at Old Trafford next summer would help fill the void left by Paul Scholes’s retirement last May.

As revealed by Telegraph Sport in October, United’s European scouting team has monitored the 23-year-old’s performances in recent months, with the player under detailed scrutiny during last month’s games against Naval and Sporting Lisbon.

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guigsy2379d ago

If true, Fergie must have a lot of faith in him to strike a deal so early and for so much money. To be honest I've only seen him play against United in the Champions League but he looked dangerous.