Sandro agent denies Manchester United offer


Manchester United have not made a bid for Tottenham Hotspur defensive midfielder Sandro, confirmed the player's agent.

The Brazilian international has emerged as a reported Red Devils target in recent weeks, with speculation in the British media claiming Sir Alex Ferguson is considering a January raid on the player.

However, agent Luiz Paulo Chignall has revealed no formal proposals have been made from any party, although understands the speculation surrounding his client.

"Much has been said of the interest of Manchester United in the British media, but Tottenham hasn't had any offers at this time," Chignall is reported to have told

"We have not received formal proposals for the transfer of Sandro, although in the papers have appeared much speculation about the market.

"We know that Sandro is a player of value, who is part of the national team and many teams are inquiring about his situation."

Ferguson has attempted to play down speculation over Manchester United turning to the transfer market in recent weeks, with the Scot insisting he's more than happy with the current squad at Old Trafford.

However, injuries to the likes of Darren Fletcher and Anderson have left the Barclays Premier League champions relatively short in the central midfield department, leading to rumours that Manchester United will look to strengthen in the position in the first month of 2012.

French international Yann M'Vila has also been linked with a move, and it remains to be seen if Ferguson will stick to his word or be tempted into a move with finances at the disposal of the Manchester United manager.

As for Spurs, manager Harry Redknap has stressed a desire to keep hold of all of his players at White Hart Lane in January as the north London side look to challenge for the title.

Sandro has slipped down the pecking order for Tottenham Hotspur following Scott Parker's arrival in the summer though, with injury also hampering his potential first team activities so far this term.

The 22-year-old former Internacional starlet only joined the club last summer though, and Redknapp will hope that Sandor can build on his domestic and international career whilst plying his trade with Spurs.

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