Man United set to reach £44m agreement to secure second summer signing, claims journalist
Manchester United are closing in on a £44m (€50m) deal to sign Monaco midfielder Fabinho this summer, according to journalist David Amoyal
Manchester United are close to reaching an agreement with AS Monaco for the signing of Fabinho, according to journalist David Amoyal.
The ESPN FC reporter is claiming that the Red Devils have momentum in their favour as Jose Mourinho looks to sign the versatile Brazilian in the summer transfer window.
The 23-year-old has been regularly linked with a move to Manchester United over the past 12 months or so but a deal has failed to materialise.
Mourinho worked with Fabinho during his spell in charge of Real Madrid before the right-back completed a switch to the Ligue 1 side in 2013.
The French club have largely used Fabinho as a defensive midfielder over the past season as Monaco won the Ligue 1 title and reached the Champions League semi-finals.
Now, Serie A expert Amoyal is reporting that Manchester United are closing in on a £44m (€50m) deal to sign Fabinho in the summer transfer window.
“The versatile Brazilian has been linked to the Red Devils for quite some time, and now there’s momentum for him to be the second Monaco player to head to the Premier League this summer, despite Paris Saint-Germain’s interest,” Amoyal told ESPN.
“The negotiation with Monaco is well on its a way, and a deal could be reached for around €50m.
“Fabinho has also publicly stated that he would be open to the transfer. It will be interesting to see if this potential move would impact Chelsea’s pursuit of another Monaco player, Tiemoue Bakayoko, and if Manchester United sees Fabinho returning to the right-back position he played a few years ago.”
Manchester United signed Sweden international Victor Lindelof from Portuguese champions Benfica earlier this month.
The Red Devils secured their return to the Champions League last month thanks to a 2-0 win against Ajax in the Europa League final.
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