Manchester United have targeted a shock swoop for Inter Milan goalkeeper Julio Cesar as a replacement for retiring Edwin van der Sar, according to The Sun.
Cesar, who won the Champions League with Inter last season, has added further weight to the rumours by admitting his admiration for football in England.
Manchester United’s current stopper van der Sar has revealed he is retiring at the end of the season and, despite bringing in Denmark’s Anders Lindegaard this month, Sir Alex Ferguson is looking for a world class player to take over from his experienced Dutchman.
The likes of Manuel Neuer and David de Gea have both been linked with a move to Old Trafford but no offer from Manchester United has materialised as of yet.
Cesar has established himself as Brazil’s No.1 keeper since Dida retired and was voted Champions League and Serie A Goalkeeper of the Year last season after being an integral part of Inter’s treble winning team.
Due to Cesar’s age he is expected to be a cheaper option than most and Manchester United will be hoping to capture their man for around £7 million.
The 31-year-old said: “England is sensational for football because of the atmosphere and fans' passion.”
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