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Roma target Casemiro signs new Sao Paulo deal

Sao Paulo midfielder Casemiro has put an end to all doubts surrounding his future by signing a new contract which will keep him at the club until the summer of 2016.

The Brazilian youngster had been strongly linked with a move to Italy, with Inter and Roma both understood to be monitoring his situation.

The 19-year-old midfielder revealed on Tuesday he 'dreamed' of wearing Roma's shirt, but he has now moved to commit his future to Sao Paulo.

"I have always made my respect for Sao Paulo clear. I am very happy with my renewal and even more motivated to stay on at the club and write my history here," the player told the club's website.

Casemiro, who won the Under-20 World Cup with Brazil, has made 43 appearances for Sao Paulo, netting seven goals.