Cruzeiro: Italian offer for Brazao

Cruzeiro have confirmed that an Italian club, thought to be Inter or Roma, have made a bid for teenage goalkeeper Gabriel Brazao.

Sky Sport Italia reported last weekend that Inter were in talks for Brazao, while Pagine Romaniste claims Roma are also in the race to sign the 18-year-old Brazil youth international.

“The player’s camp presented us with a bid of €2.5m,” Cruzeiro President Idair Machado told O Tempo.

“The offer came from an Italian team, although I can’t name them.”

Agent Stephanie Figer added to FCInterNews.it: “We’ve extended his contract with Cruzeiro until 2021.

“His release clause is worth more than €40m for foreign teams. Several European clubs as important as the Nerazzurri are monitoring Gabriel.

“His promising performances in a short career have put him on the radar of several European teams.

“Braga in Portugal and Roma of Italy have shown interest in his development.”

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