- 6 December
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EXCLUSIVE: Man Utd make approach for Fluminense midfielder Andre amid Casemiro exit talks
Premier League clubs have spoken to the Copa Libertadores champions over a move for the 22-year-old, though no proposal has been forthcoming just yet.
The Brazilian is set to leave his home country in January and move to Europe. As revealed, Fulham are just one among a number of clubs who had made their interest known, despite recent reports suggesting that they were the favourites for the youngster's signature.
Man Utd's immediate future in terms of who will be driving recruitment looks uncertain amid the looming 25 per cent takeover of Sir Jim Ratcliffe of Ineos, but we understand that Red Devils executives have made their interest known to Fluminense over a possible move. Casemiro has been underperforming this season and there are suggestions that the veteran may be open to a switch to the Saudi Pro League to see out his career, paving the way for Andre to come in.
Liverpool pull out of race
Meanwhile, Liverpool have moved on to other targets following their interest in Andre. The Reds had been linked to signing the Brazilian international for an extended period but the club informed his side that they are now looking at alternatives.
Fulham have been reported as the frontrunners by outlets in Brazil but sources have told us that no proposals have been sent to Fluminense so far, withstanding the ones that were made over the summer window. The club are now looking for around €30million-€40m to sell.
It’s been stressed, too, that the January window is still a couple of months away and it could be that even more names come to the table for Andre's signature, while game-time will be hugely important for the player and a factor in deciding which club to choose.
Fluminense secured victory against their Argentine rivals, Boca Juniors, in an extra-time showdown on Saturday night, in the view of several Premier League head scouts who were in attendance, as previously reported.
Andre said previously about the prospect of moving to the Premier League. “I follow the Premier League a lot. It’s a very competitive league that demands a lot from players. But today my dream is to live day by day here in Fluminense. I don’t know what will happen in the future. I have a long contract at Fluminense [which runs until the end of 2026] and I really like being here."