Manchester United have been handed another big blow in their pursuit of Spanish left back Alex Grimaldo in January transfer window.
According to report from Daily Star, Napoli have agreed a deal with Benfica for Grimaldo services.
Portuguese newspaper O Jogo as reported by Daily Star reports a fee of £27m has been agreed between the clubs, with a five-year contract in place.
The 22-year old has been a long-term target for the Red Devils.
In 2017, the Portuguese club told Jose Mourinho they would not stand in the way of Grimaldo to Old Trafford if they intensify their interest.
The left back position is one major area United would love to strengthen this January. Mourinho has rotated the likes of Daley Blind, Luke Shaw and Ashley Young in the position since his arrival at Old Trafford.
Tottenham star Danny Rose and Juventus left-back Alex Sandro have been linked with a move to Old Trafford this January.
However, Mourinho reveals the Red Devils could be quiet in the transfer window this month when asked last Friday if he would recruits fresh players into his team.
“I don’t think, I don’t think” said Mourinho.