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Manchester United reportedly ready to splash £12 million to sign midfielder

Manchester United are set to open talks with Brazilian side Sao Paulo over versatile midfielder Rodrigo Caio, according to the Daily Star.

The report claims United are prepared to make a £12m bid for Caio, but face competition from Paris Saint-Germain, AC Milan and Sevilla.

Caio, who can play in defense or midfield, was reportedly on the verge of signing for Valencia last summer, but the deal fell through due to a failed medical.

However, United are reportedly unconcerned over the player’s fitness and will soon meet his club to negotiate a deal.

The 23-year-old has been at Sao Paulo since 2004, but is being heavily linked with a move away from Brazil in the January transfer window.

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It seems like United are one of the candidates for his signature as Mourinho is believed to be keen to sign a versatile defensive player when the transfer window reopens in a few months.

Caio is one of Sao Paulo’s key players, but the Brazilian giants are unlikely to stand in his way if Manchester United make a tempting offer that meets the demands of both the player and the club.