Argentinian could even be available for a cut-price fee of just £20m due to his club’s current financial problems.
Premier League champions Manchester United are now expecting to be able to sign Valencia midfield player Ever Banega at the end of this season, according to reports in the Daily Star.
The Red Devils have been keeping close tabs on the highly rated Argentina international for some time now, with the top-flight giants having even sent out scouts on numerous occasions to watch Banega in action at the Mestalla first hand.
However, initially it had been thought by United that their counterparts in La Liga would be unwilling to sanction the sale of their star man, especially after the Spaniards had allowed so many of their prize assets to quit the club in the past years.
That situation, though, has now altered radically after the 25-year-old informed Valencia that he had no intention whatsoever of putting pen to paper on a new deal and with Banega’s current contract now set to expire on June 30 2015, it is understood that Valencia would much rather offload the Argentinian at the end of this campaign than risk losing the player on a free transfer in two years’ time.
But with a reported buyout clause in his contract worth a whopping £50 million, United may need to break the bank though in order to land the midfielder in January.