Jose Mourinho

They want Fabinho

Manchester United are moving closer to landing Fabinho, according to Italian reporter Emanuele Giulianelli, who spoke with Tribal Football, and claimed that a deal could be moving closer.

He said to website Tribal Football“Why am I so confident about the fact that Fabinho will join Manchester United? Because no other club can take him.

“Juventus are diverting their attentions to other players, like Matteo Darmian of United and Real Madrid’s Danilo.

“Manchester City won’t take him and, of course, Monaco won’t sell a key player to their rivals Paris Saint Germain.

“We just have to be patient.”

United wanted four players this summer in key positions, and having already landed defender Victor Lindelof, they are now looking to other areas of the pitch.

Big summer

Fabinho would obviously be their defensive midfield target, and they want a forward to boot, with Alvaro Morata said to be joining the club in the coming weeks.

Winger Ivan Perisic has been strongly mooted as joining, but United are thought to be put off by his asking fee, and are now looking for other alternatives.


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