SL Benfica have announced Enzo Perez is set to complete a move to Valencia in January.
The Argentinian midfielder was linked with Manchester United for a long time and after compatriot Angel di Maria joined, reports gathered pace that he could follow him to Old Trafford.
Having been part of an Argentina side which reached the World Cup final, it was almost inevitable Perez would leave Benfica given that they have a recent track record of selling their best players including the likes of Di Maria, Nemanja Matic and David Luiz.
The announcement puts an end to a saga which has lasted for a long time and means the focus now moves towards other midfielders United have been linked with such as Kevin Strootman and Nigel de Jong.
As is always the case with United there are always lots of players the club is linked with whose moves never materialise but throughout January we’ll be keeping you up to date with all the latest stories, rumours and reports.