Manchester United fans in the Football Transfer Tavern are handed a huge boost after talkSPORT revealed that they are in pole position to land Benfica star Enzo Perez.
The news emerges as it has become apparent that Valencia, who are also keen on the 28-year-old, cannot meet the fee set by the Portuguese giants.
The Spanish side were set to be stiff competition for United in January as both sides had set their sights on the talented midfielder.
Punters were not shocked by his good form this term, after being an integral part of the team last season, helping them to win the Primeira Liga.
It is rumoured that the asking price, which put Valencia out of the running, is £25m.
Louis van Gaal may opt for the Argentinian instead of risking his budget on Roma’s Kevin Strootman who has only just recovered from a long-term injury, which ruled him out of the World Cup.