Man United in talks with Benfica for Gaitan, claims Rafael’s agent

The Brazilian's representative says the defender could be included as part of a deal for the 27-year-old and says he is keen to join the Portuguese side
Manchester United are in negotiations over a move for Nicolas GaitanRafael’s agent has revealed, who admits that the Brazilian right-back is keen to join Benfica.

The 25-year-old defender featured just 11 times under Louis van Gaal last season and is one of the players who United are willing to offload this summer.

Reports in Portugal suggest that Benfica will only sell Gaitan if his €35 million (£25.1m) release clause is triggered but Rafael’s representative claims United are willing to use the Brazilian as part of a potential deal.

"Benfica and Manchester United are in negotiations over Gaitan and one offer includes Rafael to join Benfica,” Cassiano Pereira told Record.

"Rafael wants to join Benfica. It's a big European club. If the talks proceed, it will not be difficult to reach an agreement."