Manchester City interest confirmed in €6m Brazilian midfielder

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Manchester City are interested in bringing Galatasaray midfielder Felipe Melo to the Premier League, according to the player’s agent.

Jose Rodrigo Baster has revealed that another offer has come in for the 29-year-old, and whilst he wasn’t willing to give the name of the interested party, he was happy to confirm that the Citizens have been pursuing the player.

"I don't want to give the name but I can speak about the offer we have received from England. Manchester City are interested in Melo, the club have made no secret of this and I am free to inform you about this latest development,” said Baster, according to

"I love Galatasaray fans, Fatih Terim and the team but the board did the same thing last season. Also they had a buy-out clause agreement with Juventus until 30 April 2013.

"I don't want to be disrespectful but I can't understand what's going on and am quite upset about the situation." 

Napoli, Sao Paulo and Borussia Dortmund are also credited with an interest in the player, who has spent two seasons on loan at Galatasaray but has not signed for the club permanently.

Gala hoped to land the former Flamengo starlet for a fee in the region of €4million, but Juventus are hoping for a fee closer to €6million for the player.

Manchester City have endured mixed fortunes with Brazilian players at the Etihad Stadium in the past, with Robinho, Jo and Elano all flattering to deceive after bright starts to their respective careers at the club.

However, Melo is not a flare player but a hard-working defensive midfielder, and could provide a new manager with plenty to work with if he were to join the Premier League runners-up this summer.

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