The Argentine midfielder was heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford during the summer, as part of Louis van Gaal’s overhaul of the United squad. Ultimately, the Dutch coach moved for Morgan Schneiderlin and Bastian Schweinsteiger, but with United not wholly convincing in the Premier League so far this season, LVG may yet look to move for the player in the January transfer window.
However, the Red Devils may yet face competition from Real Madrid for the Lazio man’s signature, with Rafael Benitez understood to be considering a move for the deep-lying playmaker.
Paris Saint-Germain and Inter Milan are also understood to be keen on the talented former Anderlecht man.
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“It’s up to [Lazio and president Claudio Lotito] to decide if the player leaves in January,” said player agent Enzo Montepaone to FCInter1908.it, as reported by Le 10 Sport. “I will be in Italy next week, so we’ll see.”
The 29-year-old is an established Argentina international and represented the South American giants at the 2014 World Cup last summer.