United Contact Corinthians Over Availability Of Brazilian Defender

By on March 4, 2013

Despite the transfer window now being closed there will still be plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers, so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Man Utd are interested in Corinthians defender Antonio Carlos.

Manchester United are showing an interest in young Brazilian defender Antonio Carlos and have already opened talks with Corinthians over the players availability, according to the Mirror.

The report claims United have been tracking the 19-year-old this season and have already made contact with Corinthians director of football, Edu, over the players potential availability.

The 6 foot 3 inch centre-back initially joined the Corinthians youth team set-up on loan from Audax-SP in 2011 before making the move permanent last summer. He has since broken into the senior set-up and has made 6 first team appearances so far this season with his form seeing the teenager called up to the Brazil under-20 squad where he has been installed as captain.

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The Mirror claim Sir Alex Ferguson has told his South American scouts to continue monitoring Carlos during the coming months as the Manchester giants look set to continue to scout the region for top young talent.

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