Monday January 25 2016
Viola search in Brazil

Fiorentina’s search for a defender has reportedly taken them to Brazil, as they are linked to Cruzeiro’s Dede and Atletico Mineiro’s Jemerson.

La Viola are in the market for a new centre-back this month, but deals for first choices Lisandro Lopez of Benfica and Emanuel Mammana of River Plate will be difficult to complete now, according to La Nazione.

The newspaper says that €5m-rated Dede and Jemerson, who is valued at around €7m, have now emerged as targets for Paulo Sousa’s side.

Dede is a Brazil international but has never left his home country, while 23-year-old Jemerson has already made 71 appearances for Mineiro.