Corinthians evince interest in Argentine mid-fielder
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 27 (IANS) Five-time Brazilian Serie A football champions Corinthians confirmed an interest in signing Argentine playmaker Dario Conca.
Corinthians coach Tite has identified the 31-year-old as an ideal addition to his squad as he prepares for the 2015 Copa Libertadores, South America's top club competition, reports Xinhua.
"We have made an inquiry but it's not going to be easy," Corinthians football manager Edu Gaspar told Globoesporte.
Corinthians' hopes of wooing Conca are said to be aided by Fluminense's financial difficulties as they search for a major sponsor.
Fluminense spokesperson Mario Bittencourt denied the club was seeking to sell the mid-fielder.
"We haven't received an offer for Conca," Bittencourt said. "He is a Fluminense player and any offer that is made has to be done through us."