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United set their sights on Brazilian teenager Antonio Carlos

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Mar 05, 2013 at 05:25pm IST

London: Manchester United could make a move for Brazilian teenager defender Antonio Carlos this summer. Carlos impressed Old Trafford scouts in January while captaining Brazil's under-20 team at the South American championships in Argentina, Xinhua reports.

Officials from the English Premier League club have already made contact with Carlos' Brazilian club Corinthians about a possible deal in the next transfer window, local media reported.

The centre-back is currently on a season-long loan to Brazilian Serie C side Oeste de Itapolis, where Corinthians are hoping to fast-track his development. Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson is currently looking to bolster the heart of his defence, which is led by injury-prone veterans Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic.

United set their sights on Brazilian teenager Antonio Carlos

Ferguson is right now looking to bolster the heart of his defence.

The Red Devils already have two Brazilians in their squad -- right-back Rafael and midfielder Anderson.

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