Manchester United’s hopes of snapping up Enzo Perez this summer appear to be bleak, with the midfielder having stated that he’s happy at Benfica.

The Argentina international – who made his nation’s 23-man World Cup squad recently – has emerged as a target for the Red Devils over the course of the past few months on the back of his excellent displays in Lisbon.

The 27-year-old was a key performer in Benfica’s Portuguese league title victory and their impressive run to the Europa League Final last term.

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A number of other top clubs, including Valencia, are thought to be tracking Perez, with rumours having indicated that he would be ready to move on for the right deal.

But the former Estudiantes player says that he has no plans to leave the Estadio Da Luz – the venue for the recent Champions League Final – any time soon:

“I know about their [United and Valencia's] interest. I have heard about these possibilities and my agent told me about them too.” He is quoted by The Express.

“Right now I want to be fully focused on the Argentina national team and on the World Cup.

“I am very happy at Benfica, I signed the contract renewal before travelling to join the Argentina squad, which shows that I want to keep wearing this shirt.

“I am feeling very well at Benfica and I know the club will try to do the best for me. I’ll respect what they decide.”

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