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Brazilian Striker On The Radar

03 Jul 2013 01:33:08

Brazilian Striker On The Radar

Brazilian star Fred is a target ... if 50million-rated Edinson Cavani looks elsewhere.

New manager Manuel Pellegrini has started lining up the top scorer at this year’s Confederations Cup as a true alternative to Cavani.

Fred’s Brazilian club, Fluminense, have privately indicated they are ready to do business if there is a serious offer on the table for the 29-year-old who looks certain to lead Brazil’s attack at the World Cup finals next year.

They played down the strong links with City on Tuesday, suggesting the centre-forward is happy in his homeland after a switch from France's Lyon in 2009.

But the player has 18 months left on his contract, and hinted strongly this week that he would listen to offers - if they are serious enough.

“I am doing great at Fluminense and I will only leave the club if there is a really great offer,” he explained.

Source: Manchester City MAD


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