Manchester United are ready to close a deal for Corinthians defender Dodo.
The Sunday Mirror says United are chasing another boy from Brazil – and will make a move for Corinthians’ Dodo this summer to kill off interest from Real Madrid and Barcelona.
United have an agreement that gives them first option on the 18-year-old until he turns 21 in 2013.
But the Reds will look to seal a deal with Corinthians after firm enquiries from the two Spanish giants.
Dodo, who can play as a left-back or in central defence, has been on United’s radar for the past year.