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Man United preparing summer swoop to beat Arsenal to Brazilian ace

vangaal0Manchester United fans were choking back tears last night in the Transfer Tavern after their Europa League exit and that hands of Liverpool but there’s another story doing the rounds this afternoon.

The Daily Express claims Manchester United are preparing to make a summer move for Brazilian starlet Thiago Maia, after Arsenal saw their own bid to the teenager rejected.

Maia, starring for a Santos side that have also developed the likes of Neymar, has attracted a host of European interest at the age of just 18, with the likes of Atletico Madrid, Fiorentina and Bayer Leverkusen all keeping tabs.

Interest could rise further this summer with Maia set to star for Brazil during the Olympics and that could also drive the player’s price higher.

With such an unknown quantity though, there’s always a risk and not every Brazilian that has made the trip to Old Trafford has ended up being successful, so it’s only natural that a number of our regulars are cautious.

United fans, what do you know about Maia? Let us know in the comments below!

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