Cruzeiro Director of Football Alexandre Mattos confirms bids for Dedé and Everton Ribeiro have been rejected
Cruzeiro Director of Football Alexandre Mattos has confirmed that big offers for Dedé and Everton Ribeiro have been rejected.
Both players had a starring role in A Raposa’s 2013 Brasileirão win and, as such, have attracted admiring glances from numerous clubs.
Manchester United were strongly linked with Everton Ribeiro in January, but Mattos has intimated that the strongest interest in the 25 year-old came from an investment fund. He’s also claims that Russian Premier League holders FC Zenit made a notable bid for defender Dedé.
We had a $16 million offer from Zenit for Dedé and an investment fund offer for Everton Ribeiro but we turned both of them down,” he said, as reported by HITC Sport. “That was about two or three months ago."