By Neil Halligan
Dubai club reportedly looking to bring Nicolas Gaitan to the Arabian Gulf League
Al Ahli FC has made a $39m bid for Argentine midfielder Nicolas Gaitan, according to a report in Portuguese media.
O Jogo reported that the Dubai club have lodged the record bid for the 27-year-old international winger who plays for Portuguese side Benfica FC, which the newspaper said matches the buyout clause in his contract, and will offer an annual salary of close to $4 million per year.
The move, however, is far from certain with the player keen on remaining in Europe, amid reports that Liverpool and Manchester United were interested in his signature.
Earlier this summer, Al Ahli signed 32-year-old Brazilian striker Lima from Benfica for $7.7 million.For all the latest lifestyle news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.