Manchester United have opened talks with Brazilian international Cicinho, according to reports.
The Sao Paulo defender flew into Manchester by private jet on Wednesday night to discuss a move to Old Trafford, according to a report in today’s Mirror.
The 25-year-old right-back has been identified by coach Carlos Alberto Parreiraas the long-term replacement for ageing skipper Cafu.
Cicinho has an £8 million release cause after impressing for Brazil during their recent Confederations Cup victor, the full-back has attracted the attention of United boss Sir Alex Ferguson.
If the reports are accurate then a move to United would represent something of a u-turn for Cicinho. Only days ago he revealed he would relish a move to Milan.
“I want to play in Italy,” he told Gazzetta dello Sport. “It has been my dream since I was a child.
“I would like to join Milan. They are the strongest side in Europe. But there are also Inter and Juventus and I often speak to Adriano and Emerson about them.’