Man United dealt blow as £7.8m Brazil defender set for Serie A move

Napoli look set to beat Manchester United to the signing of Fabinho

Manchester United have been dealt a blow after Napoli’s president confirmed that Monaco have accepted a bid for Fabinho.

The Red Devils have been linked with a move for a full-back in recent weeks as Jose Mourinho looks to improve his defensive options.

The Brazil international scored six times and made four assists in 34 Ligue appearances for Monaco in the 2015/16 season.

Fabinho has been touted as a possible target for the Red Devils, with the 22-year-old thought to be valued at under £10m.

However, Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has claimed that Monaco have accepted a £7.8m bid for the Brazilian right-back.

“Yes, we are interested in Fabinho,” De Laurentiis is quoted as saying by Daily Express.

“I offered €10m [£7.8m] to Monaco in order to start negotiations.”

Fabinho, who has been previously linked with La Liga champions Barcelona, moved to Monaco on a permanent deal in 2015 after leaving Brazilian side Rio Ave.

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United could turn their attentions to Mourinho’s former Chelsea right-back Cesar Azpilicueta if Fabinho completes his proposed Napoli move.

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