Manchester United make £2.8m offer for Joao Pedro

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Manchester United have submitted at £2.8m bid for 18-year-old Palmeiras defender Joao Pedro report Fox Sports Brazil.

The clubs are believed to be in negotiations over the player but there hasn't been a response to United's first bid as yet. Louis van Gaal sees the right-back as one for the future. 

Bright so far

Pedro has made 18 league appearances for the first-team, scoring once. He's also featured six times for the Brazilian U20's side, which included Manchester United's highly regarded youngster Andreas Pereira. 

Palmeiras are currently third in the Brasileiro Serie A after 15 games in the 2015 season, with a squad that includes World Cup winner Ze Roberto and Lucas Barrios. 

Summer business

Behind the Red Devils first team right-backs Matteo Darmian and Antonio Valencia, as it stands, Pedro would also face competition from Rafael da Silva and Guillermo Varela. 

Rafael looks to be heading for the Old Trafford exit door, while United are particularly fill a void left in Warren Joice's U21 side by Saidy Janko, who moved to Celtic, and Andy Kellett, who returned to parent club Bolton Wanderers. 

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Should the deal be completed, Pedro will become Van Gaal's sixth signing of the summer as the Dutch coach continues rebuilding his United squad to enable a title bid. 

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