Eastlands chief Mark Hughes is believed to want the highly-rated Argentina international to replace Robinho, who is being targeted by La Liga giants Barcelona.
While Chelsea and Liverpool have also been tipped to bid for the 21-year-old, who is thought to be commanding a whopping £36 million transfer fee having already made 50 league appearances for the Eagles.
However, the starlet has admitted he has his heart set on a move to Old Trafford.
“Since I was 13 or 14 years old, I’ve been telling my mother and my father that my dream is to play some day for Manchester United," he said in the News of the World.
“And I won’t stop till I get it.
“When I watch [Wayne] Rooney and all of them on TV, I can’t wait to play there at Old Trafford.
“When I was a little boy I watched Arsenal games as well, but Manchester United always dazzled me most.”
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