La Liga outfit Villarreal have reportedly had a £13 million bid accepted for Brazil striker Nilmar. 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, has been 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, Wolfsburg, Sevilla, Atletico Madrid, Chelsea and Villarreal are also believed to be keen on recruiting him, with the latter now thought to have made an acceptable offer of around £13 million for the Samba star. And Nilmar has admitted that a move to the Spanish top-flight would appeal to him. "For me that would be an opportunity for me to further my career at a top level," he said. "I have always wanted to play in the Spanish top flight." NEWS: Wolfsburg linked with Nilmar switch NEWS: Internacional refute Nilmar reports
23 July 2009
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