Italian clubs are interested in Federico Macheda, but Stuttgart are leading the chase for the Manchester United youngster.
“We are at an advanced point with Stuttgart,” agent Giovanni Bia told TMW on Thursday. “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.
“He’ll join a club on loan with the option to be signed outright as his contract expires in June 2014.”
The striker, 21, joined United in 2008 and has spent time out on loan at Sampdoria and Queens Park Rangers.
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