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The highly-rated defender has insisted that he is happy to remain in Brazil and that he is not considering the possibility of moving to Europe in the immediate future

Dede has insisted that he does not feel ready to leave Vasco and further his career in Europe, despite interest from some of the continent's most prestigious institutions.

The 23-year-old centre-back has been strongly linked with football away from Brazil after establishing himself as one of the hottest properties in South America.

Juventus and Manchester United have both been credited with an interest in the Selecao international, who admitted earlier in the month to being flattered by such links.

However, the defender feels that the time is not right to embark on a new challenge, telling Lancenet: "I am not ready to leave.

"When I am, I will say. Right now, I have to enjoy what is happening to me at Vasco. It is too soon to leave.

"Brazilian football is making me grow, I feel ready to represent the Selecao in a good way without having to leave the country."

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