Brazilian club Cruzeiro have played down suggestions that they have received bids from Manchester United for Everton Ribeiro.

The 24-year old midfielder is being heavily linked with a possible winter move to Old Trafford but Cruzeiro director of football Alexandre Mattos says there have been no talks between the two clubs.

"We have not received any offer for him so far and I we are not aware of any interest from any club," he told Globo Esporte.

"Everton Ribeiro will only leave the club if Cruzeiro want."

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