Kawasaki Frontale s Brazilian winger Marcinho (R) (Photo: the Asian Football Confederation s official website)
Ahly have tabled an improved offer after having an initial $1.5 million bid turned down by Kawasaki Frontale, who set an asking price of $3 million, Egyptian media reported.
The reports also said that Ahly have already agreed personal terms with Marcinho, a 27-year-old winger who joined Kawasaki on a free transfer in the summer of 2021.
The Red Devils are looking to strengthen their frontline after an underachieving season saw them finish third in the Egyptian Premier League for their worst position in 30 years.
They have already signed fellow Brazilian Bruno Savio from Bolivia's Club Bolivar as well as Ceramica Cleopatra duo Shady Hussein and Mostafa Saad in the close season.
Marcinho has scored 12 goals and provided five assists in 36 appearances with Kawasaki in all competitions so far this year.
He also had spells with Brazil's Novo Hamburgo, Brasil de Pelotas, Internacional and Fortaleza as well as China's Chongqing Dangdai Lifan.
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