Argentine international, Ezequiel Garay has been on the radar of Manchester United for some time according to reports but it appears as though the blue side of Manchester maybe about to rival David Moyes’ side in an attempt to lure the player from the Estadio da Luz.
The 27-year old centre back has been a long-term target for Manchester United since Sir Alex Ferguson’s days in charge but Manchester City’s defensive problems have led to them looking for reinforcements.
With Captain, Vincent Kompany spending an increasing amount of time on the treatment table and question marks over City’s replacements a big money move has supposedly been sanctioned.
It is understood that it will take a figure in the region of £17 million to prize Garay away from Benfica and City are hoping that the defenders friendship with Sergio Aguero will help to convince him.
United value Garay at closer to £15 million so if it comes to a bidding war, it will be Manuel Pellegrini’s side that comes out on top.
Both sides will be looking to bolster their defences with United needing to look at replacing Rio Ferdinand and City needing to address their reliance on Vincent Kompany. If it is indeed true that both sides are after Garay, it could be a case of who wants him more.