Manchester United striker Kiko Macheda is in talks with Stuttgart.

Agent Giovanni Bai claims talks are underway to take Macheda to Stuttgart on loan.

"We are at an advanced point with Stuttgart," the striker's representative told Tuttomercatoweb. "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 [Italy]. He'll join a club on loan with the option to be signed outright as his contract expires in June 2014."