• 'I'm thankful for the Manchester United interest,' says Dante
• But defender's agent denies that player is in talks with club
The Bayern Munich defender, Dante, has revealed that he is a target for Manchester United in the current window as David Moyes seeks high-quality players to rebuild his squad.
Dante, who is 30 and won last season's Champions League, told Fox Sports Brazil: "I'm thankful for the Manchester United interest. It will all be sorted out by the end of the month. We have to wait until 31 January because there is a lot going on."
However, with Dante in contract negotiations with Bayern, his agent hinted that the Brazilian might be using United as leverage. "There is no way that is going to happen. There is no agreement with Manchester United. He is not going to leave Bayern in the window," Marcus Marin said.
"At the moment Bayern are the only people we have spoken to anyway because we are talking over a new contract. We are still waiting for an answer from them and, although things happen very quickly in football, until that situation changes, we cannot speak to anyone else anyway.
"Dante is at a crucial stage of his career, so he needs to think about one last big contract. He has had a brilliant year and won several medals so we know how important the next few months will be. We are hoping that something can be resolved before the World Cup."