£15m Liverpool target keen on United move

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Liverpool target Everton Ribeiro has opened the door to a move to Manchester United.

The versatile attacking midfielder, who can also play at wingback or on the wing, has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League in recent weeks, with the player’s agent claiming the Red Devils have held discussions over a January move.

Reds boss Brendan Rodgers has also set his sights on the player, according to Sky Sports, with £15million thought to be enough to bring the player to Anfield.

However, the 24-year-old appears keen on a move to Manchester United, with Ribeiro admitting he’s well aware of the stars on show at the home of the Premier League champions.

"I already watch the Premier League games. They are great teams that play in Europe. They are the dream of any player,” he told ESPN Brasil.

"I feel I am ready to play in any part of the world. If you play for Cruzeiro, you can play in any place.

"Manchester United have Kagawa, Rooney, De Gea is the goalkeeper. I know them very well because I play with them a lot in video games as they are a great team. You play it one day after the other and know the players even better.

"I would fit in any part of the midfield. I would do well as a playmaker to support the attack."

Ribeiro did try to distance himself personally from specific transfer speculation however, insisting his agent is in charge of business and will let him know if a deal has been struck.

"I let my agent and Cruzeiro talk about that. When they feel it's good for both parties, they will let me know. I'll see and we'll analyse everything," he added.

The comments will be a blow to Liverpool boss Rodgers, who already has Brazilian playmaker Philippe Coutinho on the books in Merseyside.

A move for Ribeiro now looks unlikely however, and his comments will not be well-received by the Reds' supporters.

It's a boost for Manchester United manager David Moyes though, after the Scot missed out on a number of transfer targets in the summer.

The Red Devils chief has also seen his side struggle on the pitch after replacing Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford, and landing a highly-rated player in the New Year could be a major coup for the under-pressure manager.

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