Internacional refute Nilmar reports

Brazilian outfit Internacional have quashed reports linking star striker Nilmar with a summer move to Manchester United, insisting the player is not for sale.

The 5ft 11in hit-man has shone during his time with the Nação Vermelha, initially netting 16 league goals in 42 outings before returning in 2007, following stints at Lyon and Corinthians, and banging in a further 15 in 31 games.

As a result, the 24-year-old, who has been capped eight times by his country including at the recent Confederations Cup in South Africa, is being linked with a move away from his homeland, with Premier League champions on the lookout for attackers following the departures of Carlos Tevez and Cristiano Ronaldo.

However, Internacional vice-president Fernando Carvalho has rubbished reports suggesting Sir Alex Ferguson's side have made an approach for the forward.

“We have not received any bid from Manchester United for Nilmar," he said.

"We do not want to sell him."

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