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United in Barca battle over Samba starlet - reports

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Manchester United face competition from Barcelona in the race to sign Brazilian starlet Adryan.

The Flamengo teenager has been on the Old Trafford radar for some time now, with Sir Alex Ferguson failing to bring the youngster to Manchester United for a trial back in April.

Red Devils scouts have since watched the player in the Under-17 World Cup in Mexico, although Manchester United representatives were joined by their Spanish counterparts in tracking the player.

TalkSPORT claims the La Liga giants have since made contact with the player's agent, Rodrigo Pitta, over a move.

However, a move away from Flamengo is easier said than done, with the Brazilians eager to keep the player at the club for at least the length of his contract, which expires in 2014.


 

Manchester United could face other hurdles, including work permit and visa applications, should they wish to pursue the player, and a move would only be officially sanctioned on Adryan's 18th birthday.

Press speculation in Brazil claims the Rio based outfit would be willing to consider a fee in the region of £10 million, although it's unknown if the Manchester United boss would be willing to take such a financial gamble on the young playmaker.

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