Vasco da Gama defender Dede has welcomed interest from Juventus.

Juve are chasing the Brazil international.

"Yes, playing for Juve would be wonderful," he told the Gazzetta dello Sport. "I come from the same city as Felipe Melo and had the chance to talk about it with him. He described a very solid club and fans who follow them to every corner of Italy.

"I am happy at Vasco, but I am certainly proud to have attracted interest from Juventus."