Brazilian defender Pedro on Udinese radar

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Brazilian defender Pedro on Udinese radar

Rio de Janeiro, April 29 (IANS) Udinese are eyeing a move for highly rated Brazilian full-back Joao Pedro, according to media reports.

The 20-year-old has impressed the Italian Serie A club’s scouts this year during a loan spell with Chapecoense, ESPN Brasil reported on Friday, reports Xinhua news agency.

A Brazil youth team international, Pedro has also been linked to former English Premier League (EPL) champions Manchester United, who were said to have offered Brazil top division outfit Palmeiras four million euros ($43,58,200) to sign him in 2015.

Pedro is contracted to Palmeiras until 2019.

He has made 10 appearances and scored two goals since joining Chapecoense earlier this year.

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