Serie A giants join the race to sign €20m-rated Manchester United target

Inter Milan are reportedly interested in signing Cruzeiro midfielder Lucas Silva.

With the January transfer window drawing ever closer, the rumour mill is in overdrive as we enter November.

Whilst many of the big names will be linked with shock mid-season moves, a number of clubs will be looking to sign the potentially more attainable players in South America.

The Brazilian conveyor belt of talent will continue to provide players to Europe's top clubs, and Cruzeiro's Lucas Silva will no doubt be one of the players linked with a move away from Brazil.

The 21-year-old midfielder has become a star for Cruzeiro recently, and whilst playmaker Everton Ribeiro grabs much of the attention, the more reserved Silva has attracted a lot of interest lately.

Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham were all linked with moves for Silva over the summer, and that speculation has continued into the new season.

Real Madrid and AC Milan have also been credited with an interest in recent weeks, but now another new side has entered the race.

AC Milan may want to bring him to the San Siro, but according to reports, so do Inter Milan.

Despite signing Gary Medel and Yann M'Vila in the summer, midfielders such as Fredy Guarin and Mateo Kovacic continue to be linked with exits from the club, which could mean manager Walter Mazzarri looks for reinforcements.

Marca claim that Cruzeiro have slapped a €20m (£15.5m) price tag on Silva, and must be concerned that at least one club will match that asking price as more and more clubs become aware of his exploits in Brazil - and with Manchester United still needing depth in midfield, manager Louis van Gaal may look to make a bid in January.

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