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Arsenal eye move for Manchester United target Javier Garcia

Arsenal eye surprise move for Manchester United target Garcia
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Arsenal are prepared to steal Benfica star Javier Garcia from under the noses of Manchester United.

An approach from United to sign the 24-year-old in the final days of the transfer window was rejected, but it has been reported he will move to Old Trafford this summer instead.

In demand: Benfica midfielder Javier Garcia

In demand: Benfica midfielder Javier Garcia

No actual agreement is in place however, and The Times report that Arsenal have made a tentative inquiry about his availability.

Garcia has been talked about as a future Spain player, and his qualities will have impressed both Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger.

Ferguson saw him at close quarters this season, with Benfica playing his United team twice in the group stages of the Champions League.