Thursday March 22 2012
Roma will swoop for Dodo

Roma are on the verge of concluding a deal to sign Corinthians’ defender Dodo, according to reports in Italy.

The 20-year-old defender will apparently move to the Italian capital at the end of the current campaign.

The left-back, who has only just celebrated his 20th birthday, could sign a five-year contract with the Olimpico outfit.

A former Brazil Under-17 international, he has been previously targeted by Premiership giants Manchester United.

Dodo, full name José Rodolfo Pires Ribeiro, has a Portuguese passport and will thus not take up a non-EU spot in the squad.

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