Lazio are closing on Desportivo Brasil defender Xandao.

The 24-year-old has been linked with the Biancocelesti for several weeks and Gazzetta dello Sport says negotiations are nearing a positive conclusion.

Interestingly, Manchester United have a partnership agreement with Desportivo Brasil.

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