Manchester United have received a major transfer blow in the chase for one of their defensive targets after his agent ruled out a January exit for him.
Brazilian international utility defender Eder Militao has been in superb form for his club and that has rightfully attracted the attention of several European heavyweights like Real Madrid and Manchester United.
Manchester United have been heavily linked Eder Militao dating back to when Jose Mourinho was still the Red Devils player.
The 20-year-old is on the payroll of Portuguese Super League champions FC Porto at the moment.
Eder Militao has mostly played as a centre back for FC Porto this season despite the fact that he’s a right-back.
The Brazilian defender can also play as a defensive midfielder.
He joined FC Porto at the start of last season after the club reached an agreement for his transfer with Brazilian Serie A side Sao Paulo.
Reacting to rumours of a January exit for Eder Militao via Spanish newspaper AS.His agent Giuliano Bertolucci ruled out an exit for the player in the current January transfer window.
He further revealed that his client could join European champions Real Madrid in the summer.
Earlier reports had claimed that he has already agreed on a deal with Eder Militao but that was denied by his agent.
Eder Militao has a €50m release clause in his current FC Porto contract that will increase by 50% if it’s not activated by the end of this month.