Fluminense striker Pedro is on Manchester United’s radar (AFP/Getty Images)

Manchester United have begun talks to sign Fluminense striker Pedro, according to reports in Brazil.

The 21-year-old was close to signing for Real Madrid last year but his move was ended after he suffered a cruciate ligament injury which kept him sidelined for seven months.

According to Globoesporte, Manchester United were also interested in signing the forward, although they did not make a formal offer at the time.

But now a representative from United has approached Fluminense to get an update on Pedro’s current situation following his recovery from his severe knee injury.

Madrid were willing to pay €25 million (£22m) to sign Pedro but now Fluminense are not willing to sell their striker until after their presidential election on June 8.

Pedro was close to joining Real Madrid last year (Getty Images)

Pedro made his senior debut for Fluminense three years ago and has scored 17 goals in 50 appearances for the Brazilian club.

The 21-year-old given his first call-up to Brazil’s national team last August but was forced to pull out due to his knee injury.

Pedro, who is also being monitored by Bordeaux, Inter and Atalanta, is set to appear for Brazil at the Toulon Tournament in June.





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