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Gilberto Silva in talks with Las Vegas City

Xinhua, April 12, 2016 Adjust font size:

Brazil World Cup winner Gilberto Silva could make a one-off appearance for Las Vegas City in a friendly against Miami United next month, according to media reports.

Gilberto, 39, has not played competitively since ending a successful one-year spell at his original club Atletico Mineiro in 2013.

"We have spoken with Gilberto Silva and we are going to try to speak to him again this week," Las Vegas director of football Marcio Granada was quoted as saying by the Globoesporte portal.

"Nothing has been confirmed yet. But it would be a great pleasure to have him here."

In addition to Gilberto, Las Vegas City are in talks to sign former Roma, Inter Milan and AC Milan winger Mancini on a long-term contract.

The 35-year-old said he would travel to the US in the coming weeks to speak personally with Las Vegas City officials.

Las Vegas have already announced that Ronaldinho - who played alongside Gilberto in Brazil's 2002 World Cup-winning team - will also make a solitary appearance in the match against Miami United.

Miami's squad, meanwhile, will feature former Brazil striker Adriano, who joined the Florida club in January.

Both Miami United and Las Vegas City play in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), equivalent to US football's fourth tier. Endit