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Manchester United & Barcelona target Marquinhos to decide future

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Marquinhos representing Brazil Under-20 side
Marquinhos representing Brazil Under-20 side.

Manchester United target Marquinhos has said he will decide on his future after he returns from representing his country at the Toulon tournament. 

The Paris St. Germain defender is currently representing Brazil at the Under-20 competition and has been heavily linked with a move to Barcelona, with United also set to show interest. 

But despite the speculation over his future, Marquinhos is fully focused on helping his country win the competition.

"I'm very focused on this championship. It's important to me, to wear the Brazil shirt," 20-year-old Marquinhos told Globo Esporte.

"This group is strong and we want to be champions.

"I always want to evolve and grow but I need to talk to my agent and PSG about my future.

"I'm pleased Barca think of me. It proves I'm doing my job on the pitch.

"When I've finished this tournament I'll speak with my agent and PSG and we will decide on my future."

The starlet moved to Italy in 2012 after Roma snapped him up from Brazilian side Corinthians. 

After only one season in Serie A, PSG paid €31.4 million for his services and despite impressing he was not selected in the Brazil squad for this summer's World Cup. 

Manchester United could see the player as an ideal replacement for the departing Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand, with Louis van Gaal set to over the hot-seat at Old Trafford. 

Barcelona themselves have targeted the player as a potential replacement for their outgoing veteran Carlos Puyol. 

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