Manchester United are watching Vasco da Gama defender Dede.

The Mirror says the 24-year-old is set to leave Vasco de Gama this summer and is valued at around £15m.

United are well off for centre-backs with youngsters Phil Jones, Jonny Evans and Chris Smalling putting pressure on veteran duo Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand.

But with question marks remaining over Vidic's fitness and Ferdinand turning 35 this year, the Reds could be tempted to bolster their defensive ranks.