Borja Valero
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The agent of Fiorentina midfield target Borja Valero has revealed that there have been rumours of interest from Manchester United, but admitted there was no approach from the English club.

According to talkSPORT, the 29-year-old has been linked with a move to Old Trafford as David Moyes was preparing a £25m move for the Spaniard. In addition to this, the Spanish champions Barcelona were also keen on landing the midfielder.

Valero has managed five goals and registered seven assists from 26 league appearances this season. His agent Alejandro Camano has admitted that the future of the former West Bromwich Albion midfielder will be decided by Fiorentina.

"I know that there have been rumours on the interest of Manchester United and Barcelona, but I have not had any contact. At this moment I cannot report on anything new, you should speak with the club - the future is in their hands," talkSPORT quoted Camano as saying.

"At this time we have not planned anything. Now the focus is turned to the league and the Italian Cup final. He is in love with Florence and Fiorentina and is very pleased to be part of the club, but at the moment there is no relevant news about his future."

Meanwhile, United legend Sir Bobby Charlton believes the club's latest addition, Juan Mata will achieve greatness at Old Trafford. The Spain international completed his club-record £37.1m move from Chelsea in January and has been impressive for the Red Devils in the league.

"I like Juan Mata a lot. I must admit I admired him the very first time I saw him play on television, but I did not think we would have the opportunity to sign him," Charlton told United's official website.

"He is a fantastic player already but could go on to become a great one. I'm sure that's his aim. In the coming months and years, he will get the opportunity to score and make more goals because he is simply first class."

"You can already see how much he loves being here and he is a very nice man to go with it," United legend concluded.