Manchester United have been confirmed as the favourites to sign Lucas Silva of Cruzerio, according to Metro.
The midfielder, dubbed the ‘new Kaka’ has been the subject of increased interest from some of Europe’s elite sides, including Real Madrid and United.
And Silva’s agent Luiz Rocha has confirmed talks are underway over a possible deal to bring the youngster to Old Trafford in January.
He said: There aren’t many details.
“I confirm I was contacted by people linked to Manchester United. There are no official bids. We are waiting.”
Louis Van Gaal is keen to go on yet another spending spree this winter after seeing his first team cripple with injuries to a number of star players.
And he is expected to start the bidding process for Silva with a £12million offer before the year is out.