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Man City offered Fred encouragement by Fluminense

Manchester City have been informed they can sign Fluminense striker Fred.

The Mirror says Flu have privately indicated they are ready to do business if there is a serious offer on the table for the 29-year-old who looks certain to lead Brazil's attack at the World Cup finals next year.

The key for Fluminense is the player's age and contract length - which mean they would willingly accept around £7m for a striker they signed for no fee when he became a free agent after refusing to return to France from Brazil.

His age though, will count against him, with City concerned about spending significant sums on a player who will turn 30 just as the next Premier League season gets into full swing.

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