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Manchester City favourites for the 'new Roberto Carlos'

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Manchester City have edged ahead of opponents in the race to sign young Brazilian left-back Abner, dubbed the 'new Roberto Carlos', according to Goal.com.

Abner has attracted interested from many top clubs across Europe with Benfica thought to have lodged a £4.3m offer.

According to reports his current club Coritibia are willing to cash in on their youngster, alerting City and others.

Abner starred for Brazil in April at the U17 World Cup in April and will require a work permit to complete his move to England.

City are keen to recruit new youngsters for their new state of the art academy facilities currently under construction in East Manchester.

Although the first team has welcomed several new faces, City's youth teams have lost promising youngsters such as Denis Suarez to Barcelona and Vlad Nicolae Marin to Juventus.

Elite Development Squad manager Patrick Vieira will be looking to bring in some fresh faces for the ongoing Barclays U21 Premier League as well as the new UEFA Youth League, which City will take part in, playing whoever the senior team will face in the Champions League.

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