Benfica playmaker Nicolas Gaitan would welcome the opportunity to discuss a summer switch to Manchester United, according to his agent.
Speculation linking the highly-rated 24-year-old with a move to Old Trafford is intensifying, with Sir Alex Ferguson reported to have made him a top target.
United are not the only admirers of the talented Argentina international, but they are one of only a handful of sides who could afford to finance a deal.
They also hold global appeal and are an attractive proposition to any player.
Gaitan's representative says his client would be happy to make a move to England, allowing him to add his creative talent to United's ranks.
Ferguson is understood to be in the market for a new midfielder as he attempts to find long-term replacements for the likes of Michael Carrick, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs.
He got a good look at Gaitan during the group stage of this season's UEFA Champions League and will step up his efforts to bring fresh faces on board when the Premier League season comes to a close.
"Nicolas likes Manchester United a lot - he would like to play for Manchester United," said Gaitan's representative Jose Ibarren.
"If there is an offer for him Nicolas would be happy to listen and negotiate."