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The agent of Cruzeiro defensive midfielder Nilton says Europe’s top clubs are interested in his client.

Nilton, 26, reportedly has a release clause of 5.5 million euros but could be available for around 3 million euros, with Inter Milan reportedly at the head of a line of possible buyers which also includes Valencia, Sevilla, Roma and Lille.

Experienced Brazilian agent Wagner Ribeiro said his client’s performances as Cruzeiro won the 2013 Brazilian national championship had led to this interest.

“Top clubs on the European continent are looking at Nílton,” Ribeiro said in comments picked up by Superdeporte. “Which is normal, if we consider that he won the Brazilian league and was voted as one of the best players last season.”

Ribeiro admitted that no formal offers for the former Brazil under-20 player had been made, but said negotiations with "all the best" clubs in Europe were ongoing.

“There has still not been a formal offer,” he said. “There is interest, but no club has come forward with an offer, above all, because the transfer window in Brazil is closed. I have had meetings with all the best European clubs, and always consider Nílton is one of the best players in Brazil.”

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