Manchester United F.C., Arsenal F.C. Eye Brazil Defender Mario Fernandes

Updated: 25 October 2014 13:29 IST

Mario Fernandes began his career at Gremio before joining the Russian club in 2012. He earned his first international cap in Brazil's 4-0 victory over Japan in Singapore earlier this month.

Manchester United F.C., Arsenal F.C. Eye Brazil Defender Mario Fernandes
CSKA Moscow's Mario Fernandes in action against Manchester City. © AFP

English Premier League giants Manchester United and Arsenal are reportedly eyeing 24-year-old Brazilian defender Mario Fernandes. The player's club CSKA Moscow is understood to have placed a 20 million pound price tag on the center-half, according to media reports. (Mourinho vs Van Gaal in EPL)

"CSKA is always open to offers, but the proposals submitted by European clubs so far are of no interest to us," CSKA's sporting director Oleg Yarovinsky was quoted saying by Brazilian news portal Terra on Friday.

Fernandes began his career at Gremio before joining the Russian club in 2012. He earned his first international cap in Brazil's 4-0 victory over Japan in Singapore earlier this month.

Both Manchester United and Arsenal will reportedly seek defensive reinforcements during the next European transfer window in January.

Topics : Arsenal Manchester United Mario Figueira Fernandes Football
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