Manchester United's search for midfield reinforcements appears to be directing them away from Germany, to look elsewhere.
Falling short in their pursuit of Toni Kroos, the Red Devils are linked with several players in Holland, Portugal, Italy and Spain.
The latest to be mentioned in connection with joining Louis van Gaal's side is Benfica midfielder Enzo Perez.
Perez is also interesting Spanish side Valencia, who have just been taken over by businessman Peter Lim and are keen to make high profile additions within their reach.
Portuguese newspaper O Jogo report Valencia are keen on making a €25 million offer, but maintain 'United are on the prowl'.
They also describe the offer as insufficient, with Benfica pushing for the €30 million in Perez' release clause.
Perez's agent is Jorge Mendes, who has had dealing with United in the past with mixed success ranging from Cristiano Ronaldo to Bebe.
Perez, 27, also holds an Italian passport and has been at Benfica since 2011, but was loaned to Estudiantes for a season.
The central midfielder scored four times and made four assists in 28 Primeira Liga appearances, helping Benfica win the title last season.