Nou Camp boss wants Old Trafford right back.
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Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola has set his sights on capturing Manchester United right back Rafael and has earmarked the Brazilian as a summer target. The 20 year old Brazilian has had a great season thus far at Old Trafford and Sir Alex Ferguson is likely to shun moves from the Catalan giants.
Current Barcelona right back Dani Alves has spent the best part of a year trying trying to get the La Liga giants to agree to his new contract demands but seems no nearer to getting the deal he wants and that has led to speculation that the former Sevilla man may leave for pastures new with the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City said to be interested.
Regardless of whether Alves stays, Guardiola is looking to bring in a new full back to keep him on his toes and the Barcelona boss believes his international team mate Rafael would be perfect for the job.
Rafael arrived at Man United, along with his twin brother, in January 2008 and has proceeded to force his way into the first team reckoning and is now arguably the club’s first choice right back and as such Ferguson is unlikely to accept offers for the former Fluminense man.
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