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Nilton plays down rumours

Cruzeiro midfielder Nilton has played down reports linking him with a summer move to Serie A giants Inter Milan.

Speculation in Italy has suggested that a deal for the 26-year-old will be pushed through at the end of the European season.

Nilton, who operates in a holding role, claims to be aware of the rumours.

He has, however, pointed out that transfer gossip will continue to build ahead of the re-opening of the window and that no official approach has been received as yet.

"This has been going on since last year, with teams from Spain, Italy and France added," Nilton told Globo Esporte.

"It's nice to get recognition, but my agent Vagner Ribeiro has told me that there will be speculation and nothing has come as yet.

"When it does, I'll let you know.

"I have a year-and-a-half on my contract. I don't hide that I dream of playing in Europe, but my dream at the moment is here at Cruzeiro. I want to win the Libertadores and the Brazilian league again."