Fiorentina's defensive midfielder Felipe Melo had a fabulous 2008/09 Serie A season. Inter and Arsenal are both link with a 15 million pounds transfer for the Brazilian.
Gunners manager Arsene Wenger is believed to be in the hunt for a defensive midfielder and could see Melo as an ideal acquisition. The defensive midfield role has never been adequately filled after Gilberto left.
As often happens in these cases, transfer rumors surrounding Melo have been circulating.
Felipe Melo is currently playing in the Confederations Cup with Brazil. See Felipo Melo's sublime goal against USA in the Confederations Cup.
Name: Felipe Melo de Carvalho
Date of birth: June 26, 1983 (1983-06-26) (age 25)
Place of birth: Volta Redonda, Brazil
Height: 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position: Defensive Midfielder
Current Club: Fiorentina