Sporting Lisbon midfielder Miguel Veloso admits he favours a move to Manchester United if he must leave his Portuguese club.

Veloso said: "It's normal that I want to progress and even more so as I am young.

"If a great offer came from England it would be impossible to turn it down, but for now my head is 100 per cent focused on Sporting.

"Yet I'm not going to hide the fact that playing alongside Cristiano (Ronaldo) and Nani is one of my dreams."

Reports suggest a deal could be done as early as January, with the player valued at around £17 million.