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Manchester United eye move for £30m Brazil forward Everton Soares

Jose Mourinho wants to bolster his Manchester United squad in January (Picture: Getty)

Manchester United have expressed interest in signing Brazil and Gremio forward Everton Soares, according to reports.

The Red Devils have begun drawing up a list of targets ahead of the January transfer window, with the team currently eighth in the Premier League.

Jose Mourinho wants to sign at least one quality defender when the window re-opens but is also keen to bring some attacking talent to Old Trafford.

Romelu Lukaku has endured a poor start to the 2018-19 season – failing to score for United since September – and Alexis Sanchez is yet to fulfill his potential following a high-profile move from Arsenal.

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ESPN FC say Gremio’s 22-year-old forward Everton has attracted attention from Manchester United, with club scouts recently travelling to Brazil to monitor his progress.

Everton, an attacker who can play on either wing or through the middle, is one of Brazil’s most highly rated prospects and made his international debut in September against the United States.

It is claimed United face a fight to secure his signature, however, as Everton is valued at around £30million and recently signed a new contract until 2022.

Everton Soares made his Brazil debut this year (Picture: Getty)

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Meanwhile, Manchester United have reportedly renewed their interest in Diego Godin after failing to sign the Atletico Madrid star in the summer.

Godin, 32, was expected to sign a new deal with the Spanish outfit after United opted against launching a lucrative move.

But a new contract is yet to be signed and Premier League giants Manchester United are said to be keeping a close eye on the situation.

Following the international break, Mourinho’s side welcome struggling Crystal Palace to the Theatre of Dreams.

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