Cafu, the Brazilian World Cup winner and star defender at AS Roma, is to leave the club.

His agent said, “Marcos has not still signed with any team, but his career with Roma has finished, this is sure.”

The Brazilian’s contract expires at the end of the season and his performances for Roma this term have been disappointing.

Reports indicate that English Premiership clubs Arsenal and Manchester United would take him on, while Inter may offer him a contract in Italy.

An unnamed Japanese club are also anxious to acquire his services and are apparently willing to offer him big money.