Portuguese giants Benfica have reportedly agreed a €9million deal for Manchester United and Manchester City left-back target Aaron Martin.
The Espanyol defender is expected to make the switch once other deals are processed in Lisbon, namely Benfica’s Spanish left-back Alex Grimaldo’s moving to Napoli next month.
United and City had both been strongly linked with a move for the 21-year-old in the last few months, but it would appear that they will have to switch their attentions elsewhere, according to the report in Marca.
That may already be the case for United after they were tipped to take up a Juventus proposal to swap two of their stars, including Brazilian full-back Alex Sandro, for two Old Trafford men.
As for Martin, the former Spain youth international started 31 La Liga games this season and is also thought to have a snubbed a potential switch to Napoli in favour of Benfica.
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