Italian newspaper Tuttosport, as quoted by talkSPORT, is reporting that the Red Devils are keen to try and sign the Brazilian midfielder from Monaco.
Fabinho was heavily linked with a move away from the Ligue 1 side in the summer transfer window but a move failed to materialise in the end.
The same report claims the race for Fabinho’s signature will now come down to a straight shootout between Serie A champions Juventus and Manchester United.
The story also says that Manchester United have been “tracking” Fabinho since the summer transfer window.
Fabinho can play at right back and in defensive midfield and he was heavily touted as a possible target for Manchester United last summer.
The 24-year-old has scored two goals and made one assist in 16 Ligue 1 games for Monaco so far this season.
Manchester United are currently preparing for their trip to West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon as they bid to get themselves back into the title race.
The Red Devils are currently 11 points behind Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City side as the hectic festive period looms large.
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