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Manchester United Rival Juventus For Brazilian Midfield Ace

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Manchester United are set to go up against Serie A giants Juventus in the race to sign highly rated attacking midfielder Alex Teixeira of Shakhtar Donetsk, according to reports in Sports Direct News.

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The Serie A champions are looking to make a number of new additions in the new year in a bid to catch up with current pace setters Roma and keep ahead of chasing sides like Napoli and Inter, and it is believed that the 23-year-old is high on Antonio Conte’s wish list.

Juve have also been linked with Paris Saint Germain winger Jeremy Menez, but are now set to go up against Manchester United for one of their major targets when the transfer window re-opens is just over a fortnight.

Teixeira is just yet another in a long line of talented Brazilians to pass through the club they signed for as unknowns, only to leave as established stars and he is now set to join the likes of Fernandinho and Willian and become the latest south American to make his way from the former Soviet Union to the Premier League.

His performances in the Champions League this season caught the attention of United boss David Moyes but Juventus will provide stiff competition for his signature.

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