Claudio Vagheggi has given hope to the Brazil international's Premier League suitors, after intimating that his client would consider a move away from his homeland, having also attracted interest in Russia.
"Several clubs in England and Russia are following Dede," Vagheggi was quoted by xinhuanet. "But he is only going to leave Cruzeiro for €12 to €15 million."
According to talkSPORT, Red Devils boss David Moyes has been credited with an interest in bringing the 25-year-old to Old Trafford, with uncertainty surrounding the long-term futures of Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic.
Both Manchester United centre-backs will be out of contract at the end of the season, and there has been no indication of either penning a new deal.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has also been mooted as an admirer of Dede, as he begins his search for a successor for Blues captain John Terry, at the heart of the Stamford Bridge club's defence.
The presence of David Luiz and several other Brazil internationals might give Chelsea an advantage over Manchester United when it comes to convincing Dede where to sign, with the South American stopper looking increasingly likely to move to the Premier League.