Chelsea Set To Rival Man Utd For Argentinian Ace

By on March 8, 2013

Despite the transfer window now being closed there will still be plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers, so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Chelsea will fight Man Utd for Ezequiel Garay.

Benfica Ezequiel Garay

Chelsea are set to go head-to-head with Manchester United for the signature of Benfica defender Ezequiel Garay this summer, according to the Express.

Garay has been in excellent form for Benfica since making the move from Real Madrid in 2011 and has been a rock at the back to help guide them to the top of the Portuguese Primeira Liga table this season. But his form hasn’t gone unnoticed and it seems he could have two of England’s biggest side’s vying for his signature this summer.

The Express claims United have been regarded as favourites to land the highly-rated 26-year-old and came close to signing him during the January transfer window after scout Martin Ferguson had extensively scouted the Argentinean centre-back.

However, a deal failed to materialise and the report suggests Chelsea are set to enter the race as they look for a long-term replacement for John Terry and may now go head-to-head with United for the £15m-rated defender at the end of the season.

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Any negotiations for Garay could be complex though, as Madrid are entitled to 50% of any transfer fee Benfica receive as part of the terms of the players sale in 2011, so we could be set for something of a transfer-saga if Chelsea and United follow-up their reported interest this summer.

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