Manchester United and Liverpool target Everton Ribeiro to stay in Brazil for 'one more season'

The two-time Brazilian Player of the Year is not ready to leave Cruzeiro just yet.

Several reports toward the end of last year linked Manchester United with a move for Cruzeiro playmaker Everton Ribeiro. He was also been linked with moves to Russia, China and Qatar - but he has admitted himself that the idea of playing for Manchester United is a dream:

"I will continue doing my job here at Cruzeiro but plan on getting to a big club. It's a dream I've had since young, I've always liked Manchester United."

He was coming off the back of an incredible season for Cruzeiro in Brazil as they took the Campeonato Brasileiro title by storm - finishing the campaign as champions. And Ribeiro received the accolade as the tournament's best player - such was his influence on the title win.

In the end Ribeiro never made the move - as he wanted to play in the Copa Libertadores for his current team.

Manchester United wanted him under David Moyes and it is unknown if that interest continues under Louis van Gaal.

Recently it was reported he was available for a cut-price deal of around €7 million - with Juventus and Liverpool being credited with an interest.

Now his credentials have been heightened once again. Because he has just been named the Brazilian Player of the Year for a second season in a row. Many believed the accolade would go to team-mate Lucas Silva - but Ribeiro has again been the star of the show in the Campeanato and has been rewarded justly.

In celebrating his award he spoke about his happiness at his current club, suggesting a move to Europe is still some way off:

"I have two more years of contract. I will rest enough to make one more good season."

So Ribeiro, the two time best player in Brazil, is set to stay for at least one more season.

The likes of Manchester United and Liverpool will continue to watch on.

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