Wolfsburg linked with Nilmar switch

Brazilian forward Nilmar could be set for a summer switch to German champions Wolfsburg.

The 5ft 11in Internacional 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 19 in 35 games.

As a result, the 25-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 Manchester United reportedly expressing an interest in his services earlier this summer.

However, Bundesliga outfit Wolfsburg now appear to be the front-runners for the Samba Boy's signature, as the club look to add to their already lethal strikeforce of Edin Dzeko and Grafite ahead of their debut appearance in the Champions League.

Manager, Arvin Veh refused to comment on speculation linking Nilmar with the German club.

"Nilmar is a good striker, of course," he said.

"But we do not intend to make any statement on that."

NEWS: Internacional refute Nilmar reports

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