Federico Macheda could soon be on his way from Manchester United to Stuttgart according to his agent.

The 21-year old Italian striker has been seeking a loan move away from Old Trafford in recent times with his representative Giovanni Bia suggesting a temporary shift to Stuttgart with the view to a permanent deal is a likely option.

"We are at an advanced point with Stuttgart," Bia told TMW. "Negotiations are going well.

"He is a player who is liked by a lot of clubs. Two Spanish ones, for example, are looking to intervene.

"There are Italian sides too, from Siena to Bologna and others, but I think that Sir Alex Ferguson wants to send him to a foreign side outside of the peninsula.

"He'll join a club on loan with the option to be signed outright as his contract expires in June 2014."

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