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Manchester United close in on £35m move for Monaco midfielder Fabinho

Date Posted,June 21, 2017

Manchester United have moved a step closer to securing the signing of Monaco star Fabinho after reports in Italy claim a fee has been agreed between the two clubs.

The Brazilian midfielder was one of the star performers for the French club last season after helping them win the Ligue 1 title and reaching the semi-finals of the Champions League.

Fabinho can operate in a number of positions including central midfield, right back and a wing-back and his versatility will appeal to the United manager after making over 50 appearances last season.

Jose Mourinho hopes to complete his second big signing of the summer (Photo: AFP)

After securing the signing of Victor Lindelof from Benfica, Mourinho is keen to get his business done in the transfer market as quickly as possible and reports in Italy suggest a move for Fabinho is close to being completed.

Leading Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport claim United have agreed a deal which is close to €35million and has a €5m bonus linked to goals and appearances.

Fabinho is also being chased by Juventus and Inter Milan but it appears United have won the race to sign the 23-year-old and a deal could be announced in the near future.

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Mourinho means business this summer and is also determined to bring in a big name forward.

Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata continues to be linked with a move to Old Trafford and after missing out a deal to sign Antoine Griezmann, the United boss remains confident he can strike a deal to sign the Spanish striker.

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