Bayern Munich's Dante admits interest from Man Utd
Bayern Munich's Dante was an important figure in the club's immense success last season. After adding two more trophies to his collection this season, the 30-year-old says that he is ready to commit his future to the German club and is not interested in the talk of a move.
Manchester United have been linked with the Brazilian, as they attempt to rebuild the squad starting from the back. The defence, which was so crucial for United's success in the last five years, has started creaking due to age and lack of experience.
Ferdinand and Vidic contribute to the ageing defence, while Phil Jones and Chris Smalling are not experienced enough to take on the mantle. United are on the lookout for a new centre back to bridge this gap and they have been heavily linked with Dante. The Brazilian, though, has revealed that he is happy with the interest, but wants to stay at Bayern Munich. According to Sky Sports, he said:
"What I can say is that my agents are the ones who handle deals and talks.
"I am happy at Bayern and the most important is to keep working, I am happy with Manchester United's interest, let's see what happens in the future.
"I follow the Premier League and although Man Utd are in a bad moment, I appreciate the interest.
"We have to wait until 31 January, a lot can happen in the future."
There is little reason for Dante to leave the Allianz Arena, as he has already collected six of the best trophies every footballer wants to win. The collection includes the Champions League and the FIFA Club World Cup.
His agent Marcus Marin has been quick to clarify the rumours that Dante had signed an agreement with United. The defender still has two years left on his contract, and contrary to rumours, he is looking to extend it.
Marin, though, has acknowledged that Dante has been on United's radar for almost two years now. He said:
"There is no agreement with Manchester United. We are currently in negotiations with Bayern over a new deal and his first option is to play there."
A January move is least likely to be on Dante's mind considering that the World Cup is just around the corner. He would prefer playing in a settled team rather than having to go through the process of moving to a new club.