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Juventus set to raise offer for Botafogo defender Dória - Report


Italian giants Juventus are reported to have raised their offer for Botafogo centre-back Dória and hope to seal a deal for him this weekend.

Dória, 18, is one of the hottest young talents to emerge from the Brazilian game in the last 12 months and, despite his tender years, has quickly become a regular for Botafogo.

Juventus have been following the defender for a number of months and had a number of bids rejected by the Rio de Janeiro club last year and then seemed to move onto other targets.

But Brazilian football website Futnet are reporting that they have reignited their interest in the player by bidding €8million and claim that Botafogo directors believe the deal could go through this coming weekend.

The deal could be complicated by the fact that Botafogo only own 40% of the player, with the remaining belonging to a number of investors.

Dória is now back training with Botafogo after being part of the Brazil under-20 side that were knocked out of the South American under-20 championship last week.

Source: Football Italia


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