Borussia Monchengladbach ‘s Dante has been attracting interest from a host of Europe’s top clubs including Manchester United and Bayern Munich, according to a TuttomercatoWeb report.
The Brazilian centre-back has been a key figure for his side this season and has a €4.6m buyout clause pinned to him. The Foals currently sit in 3rd position in the Bundesliga and are all but guaranteed a place in next season’s Champions League.
Dante, who has previously had spells at Standard Liege and Lille could be the man to tighten up Manchester United’s sometimes shaky defence.
Rio Ferdinand’s best years are behind him, while Nemanja Vidic is currently sidelined with a serious injury.
Chris Smalling, Jonny Evans and Phil Jones have all done admirable jobs stepping in at centre-half, but Sir Alex Ferguson may decide it is time to bring in a more experienced player.
Dante certainly fits the bill, the 28 year-old started his career in Brazil before moving to France. A lack of playing time at Lille forced him to move to Belgium, where spent a season at Charleroi before moving to Standard Liege.
2009 saw Dante make the move to Germany, and it is in the Bundesliga where he has really caught the eye.
United could face a battle to sign the highly-rated defender though, with Bayern Munich, Monaco and Anzhi Makhachkala also thought to be interested in the towering defender.
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