Last Updated: Tue, 16 Jul 2013 12:51
Manchester United are reportedly set to offer Benfica defender Ezequiel Garay £115,000-a-week wages to make the move to Old Trafford.
Reports last month claimed that United had agreed a deal in principle to sign the 26-year-old Argentinian stopper for a fee believed to be in the region of £17million.
And, as Red Devils boss David Moyes eyes a long-term replacement for the likes of veteran central defensive duo Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand, it seems he will push the boat out to ensure there are no late hitches in the bid to get Garay on board following Barcelona star Thiago Alcantara's decision to snub United for Bayern Munich.
Former boss Sir Alex Ferguson started the ball rolling to sign Garay and it is hoped that Moyes will conclude a deal very soon.
Benfica have already paved the way clear for Garay to depart by snapping up central defender Lisandro Lopez on a five-year deal from Argentine outfit Arsenal de Sarandi for £3.5 million.
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