Manchester United are being linked with Vasco da Gama defender Dede.

Dede, 23, is expected to be sold by Vasco this summer as United, AC Milan and Barcelona all circle.

"There's been no official offer from Milan," Vasco president Roberto Dinamite told

"There is interest from Italy, France, Spain and England.

"If an important offer arrives, we would be willing to sell. I do not think he wants leave before his contract expires (2014)."