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Benfica midfielder Nicolas Gaitan looks to be on his way to Manchester UnitedReuters

As Liverpool continue their signing spree, the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City still seem to be playing the negotiating, "let wait and see who becomes available" game. However, United could be on the verge of their first major summer signing, after the agent of Nicolas Gaitan confirmed a move was in the offing.

Gaitan to Manchester United has been one of those rumours that just refuses to die, and it looks like there might be some substance in it after all after Jose Irribaren, the Benfica playmaker's agent, revealed the 27-year-old Argentina international is on the verge of completing a transfer to Old Trafford.

"Everything is possible, there is a deal with Manchester United,' Irribarren was quoted by the Metro. "The will of the player is that everything goes well.

"We are waiting for a response, which is why I cannot say much more."

Portuguese football journalist Jan Hagen also confirmed the same, even if the quotes published there were not necessarily as cut and dry as the ones above.

"Gaitan's agent Jose Irribarren: "Everything can happen. Negotiations exists, but we're waiting for an answer from the leader of Man United," Hagen wrote on his Twitter feed.

All of this, of course, could be a little lost in translation, but what remains clear enough is that there seems to be serious interest from Manchester United for Gaitan.

If the deal is actually in place, and if a transfer fee has been decided is another matter. But, Manchester United could be in line to land a player capable of tying defenders in knots with his trickery soon.

Gaitan, though, was previously linked with a move to Manchester United as a potential replacement for his Argentine teammate Angel Di Maria. However after Di Maria insisted he plans to stay at Old Trafford, while also saying he wants to get more playing time, it will be interesting to see if the transfer will go through even if the former Real Madrid man remains a Manchester United player next season.

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