Blow for Manchester United? €20m Ezequiel Garay declares he is happy not to move

Ezequiel Garay for Benfica

Ezequiel Garay far from certain to move to Manchester United?

For more than a year now, Ezequiel Garay's name has been touted for a transfer to Manchester United.

Rumours even circled last summer that he had been house-hunting in Manchester and could be David Moyes' first signing, but the Scotsman decided not to pull the trigger on a fee agreed between United and Benfica prior to his arrival.

A year on and Garay continues to be linked with a switch, talk heightened by the impending confirmed exit of Nemanja Vidic.

The Argentine centre-back is one of the most realistic candidates to come in this summer, but it appears he is very happy at Benfica.

Speaking after the club's 33rd Primeira Liga title win, Garay told Benfica's television channel, as reported by newspaper A Bola:

"I Do not know, we'll see. My wife and I are here very happy to be here and hopefully many more years."

He added: "I am very happy, this team is very strong."

Garay has a release clause of €20 million in his contract, a portion of which would go to his former club Real Madrid as a sell on fee.

The defender has previously said he expects his future to be sorted out after this summer's World Cup, where potentially more teams would be seeking his signature, allowing him to make a more informed decision.

In recent weeks Napoli and Zenit St Petersburg have been linked.

For United, it's an up hill task with no Champions League football, and may depend on the persuasive powers of their manager, whoever that may be.

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