With the January transfer window fast approaching, Manchester United are rumored to prepare a bid for Tottenham’s young Brazilian midfielder Sandro, who has been under United’s radar for quite some time.

United boss Sir Alex Ferguson was previously linked with Sandro prior to his move from Internacional to Tottenham and now the Scotsman is hoping to place a potential bid that would bring the Brazilian to Old Trafford and become a part of the group of a young, talented squad who will be the future of the club.

The 22-year-old played a major role in Spur’s Champions League run last season. This season, however, he has made just one Premier League appearance for the club as Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is more inclined to use new signing Scott Parker as his regular first choice defensive midfield option.

United would be further helped in the bidding process if the Spurs fail to finish in the top four of the Premiership and doesn’t qualify for the Champions League. Sandro, who is a regular in the Brazil national team, may also be persuaded by his fellow countrymen – Rafael, Fabio and Anderson – playing for United.

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp, however, will look to hold on to the player as he did when Rafael Van der Vaart, Gareth Bale and Luka Modric were linked with moves away from White Hart Lane last summer, according to a Caughtoffside report.

Sandro Raniere Guimarães Cordeiro, is a product of Internacional's youth academy. He has been described as a defensive midfielder who gets forward. He began his senior career with the club when he was just 18 in 2007. Sandro made 99 appearances for Internacional and even managed to score four times.

Sandro joined the Spurs in 2010 and debuted for the club in a 4–1 home defeat against Arsenal in the third round of the League Cup in September 2010. He signed a new five-year contract with Tottenham in September 2011, and the deal will run till 2016.

Sandro has made 22 appearances for the Spurs thus far.