Gaitan calm over United link

Gaitan impressed against United during the two clubs’ UEFA

Champions League group meetings earlier this season and his agent

claimed last week that talks had been held regarding a possible

deal. Reports in Portugal have also suggested that a fee of

€35million (£29.3m) has been agreed, although United are

understood to have distanced themselves from speculation they hold

an interest in the Argentine. The 23-year-old is untroubled by the

rumours surrounding his future and is adamant that he is happy at

Benfica if no transfer materialises. “The interest of big clubs is

not affecting my head,” Gaitan told O Jogo. “I am calm about the

rumours about Manchester United. “It is certain and obvious that

some clubs are interested in me and that signifies that I am doing

well, but now my mission is to work and help Benfica to be

successful. “I am not desperate to be sold. I am very comfortable

in Benfica because we are an excellent team and the people are

happy with me. “My future? I do not want any pressure and I wait

for news. “If, eventually, no concrete offers appear, it’s not a

problem.”