Man Utd close in on Benfica star

Gaitan has long been linked with a move to the Premier League side.

Portuguese newspaper A Bola claims United boss Louis van Gaal is a huge admirer of the 27-year-old.

United are reportedly set to complete a £28 million deal for the highly-rated midfielder by the end of this week.

The Argentina international has also been linked with the likes of Premier League rivals Liverpool, as well as La Liga club Valencia.