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Man United transfer blow as long-term target wants new contract

GaitanManchester United fans in the Transfer Tavern are groaning after a dramatic U-turn from one of their long-term targets as seen him desperate for a new contract with his current side.

The Daily Star¬†suggest Benfica’s Nicolas Gaitan is desperate to sign a new contract with the Portuguese side, which in-turn hands a major blow to any transfer plans from Manchester United.

It’s a major turnaround from the circumstances in the summer, as reports in August said the Red Devils had agreed a deal to bring the Argentine to Old Trafford.

Whilst United still could secure the services of the South American, a new contract will come alongside a release clause of £25m; a hefty price to pay but one Louis Van Gaal is capable of matching with ease, should he desire.

With Van Gaal’s attack faltering, adding Gaitan into their wide ranks could be the solution- as he would complete an mouthwatering front-trio alongside Anthony Martial and Memphis Depay.

However the punters at the bar have thought about the deal over a few pints and are now declaring they never wanted to sign him anyway.

United fans, could Gaitan be the missing link in your attack or do you have enough wide options? Let us know in the comments below!

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