With the summer transfer window getting into full swing, European clubs are once again looking to South America to bolster their squads with some of the continent's burgeoning talent. The latest player to be targeted is Sao Paulo's holding midfielder Casemiro, who is being chased by Italian side Internazionale.
According to the Italian media, Inter have made a €14m bid for the 19-year-old as they work to beat off competition from Milan, Juventus and Napoli in order to bring him to San Siro. There are suggestions, however, that the transfer will only go ahead if the Nerazzurri free up some funds first, with Wesley Sneijder's departure the most likely to give Inter the necessary capital to complete a transfer for Casemiro.
Casemiro, though, has already made overtures to the Italian club as he recently stated that he would prefer to join them over the other clubs in the running for his signature.
"I like Inter and if I were to go to Europe, the Nerazzurri would be my first choice," Casemiro is quoted as saying by Sky Sport Italia.
Casemiro has made 25 appearances for Sao Paulo so far and has played eight times for the Brazilian Under-20 side, scoring 3 goals as he helped Brazil to the South American Youth Championships earlier this year.