Benfica are ready to sell Ezequiel Garay to Manchester United.Record says a 'gentlemen's agreement' has existed between the two clubs over Garay since January, which would see the Argentine move to United this summer for €20 million.

However, Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement has now clouded the deal, with new United manager David Moyes now needing to decide whether to approve the transfer.

Benfica sources are confident the sale will go through, though nothing has yet been put to paper. For the moment, terms have only been struck on a verbal, informal basis.