The Argentina international, 27, currently plays for Portuguese giants Benfica but is expected to move away this summer.

And Gaitan’s agent Jose Irribaren summarised Gaitan’s situation by claiming he will move to United.

‘Everything is possible, there is a deal with Manchester United,’ Irrabaren said.

‘The will of the player is that everything goes well.

‘We are waiting for a response from the vice President, which is why I cannot say much more.’

It looks as if a deal is in place once Benfica give him their blessing to leave.