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Agent of Manchester United man - I think we can close a deal

The agent of Alexander Buttner continues to talk up his client's chances of a move.

Manchester United continue to be linked with signing new left-backs, offering a bleak outlook for players already sitting in reserve at the position.

One of these is Dutchman Alexander Buttner, signed just over a year ago for £5 million.

The defender has again found it tough going this season, making just one Premier League start and one from the bench.

His agent has been talking up his desire to exit on loan for several weeks now, with Turkey previously touted as a destination, and even Spurs a few days ago.

The latest club to be linked are Serie A side Genoa, and the player's representative has confirmed contact has been made and he is positive a deal can be struck.

He told Tuttomercatoweb: "I know that Genoa has made ​​a request to Manchester United, I have had contact with them and I think we can close the deal on a loan."

The continual comments from the player's agent suggest he himself is desperate to leave, and keeping a player who is getting frustrated is of little benefit to the dressing room.

United also have Fabio da Silva as cover for Patrice Evra, so could allow Buttner out on loan without it impacting them negatively.

It would also allow them to study his form in a competitive environment on a consistent basis, and allow him to return happier, and potentially better this year.

With the apparent early movement on Buttner's future, it's looking like it would be a surprise if he is not out on loan somewhere by time the transfer deadline passes.

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