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Man United agreed fee for Nico Gaitan but chose not to complete deal

Manchester United are believed to have agreed a fee for Benfica forward Nico Gaitan over the summer but ultimately opted against completing the deal, the Metro reports.

A report in the Daily Mirror, who cite Portuguese publication A Bola, claims that United had initially agreed to bring the Argentine international to Old trafford for a fee of ?€30million (£22million).

The Metro reports that because manager Louis van Gaal sealed deals for Memphis Depay and Anthony Martial during the summer window, a move for Gaitan was made to take a backseat.

Gaitan is a big name in Portugal, where he has built a solid reputation for himself, however, he still remains untested in a more competitive league despite the recent slew of transfer links.

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