Rival owner said to be negotiating for reported Manchester United target Enzo Perez

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Having been linked with a January move to Manchester United, Enzo Perez is reportedly the subject of a formal move from Spanish side Valencia.

According to a report in Portugal, Valencia owner Peter Lim is in Lisbon to negotiate the possible transfer of Benfica midfielder Enzo Perez.

The Argentina international has been strongly linked with Manchester United for months now, with recent reports claiming manager Louis van Gaal had instructed the club to move for a player with a £23.5million release-clause this January.

But with the transfer window approaching, Portuguese newspaper Record claims it is Valencia who could be moving ahead in a deal for the 28-year-old.

Perez is an outstanding footballer who can play in a variety of different positions. While he is most naturally a central midfielder he can also play in a more defensive role or on the wing.

Given his performances for Benfica both last season and so far this campaign, along with his fine showing for his country at the World Cup, it is no surprise United have been linked with him.

Old Trafford has already seen the arrival of two Argentine’s in recent times, with Angel Di Maria and Marcos Rojo arriving in the last window. But if United want to make it a trio they may have to move quickly.

Valencia have the money to spend and have been linked with Perez for just as long as United, but only time will tell who gets their man.

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