Brazilian Back On United Radar
Manchester United transfer target Fabinho wants a move away from Monaco this summer.
The Brazilian was on Jose Mourinho’s wish list during the summer 2016 transfer window. However, he saw his efforts to sign the right-sided midfielder thwarted after Monaco qualified for the group stages of last season’s Champions League. The French club decided there was no need financially to sell Fabinho. It was a similar story in the January 2017 transfer window when their continued involvement in the competition meant that a sale was again off the agenda.
Last summer, it was the exodus of players such as Kylian Mbappe, Bernardo Silva and Tiemoue Bakayoko that led to Monaco digging in their heels over Fabinho.
Now, some outlets are claiming that the 24-year-old is ready to move on at the end of the season. Paris Saint-Germain are interested while Manchester United are keeping tabs on his situation.
Fabinho can play either at right-back or on the right side of midfielder and it is this versatility that has caught the eye of Jose Mourinho. He is also represented by Mourinho’s agent Jorge Mendes who is expected to push for a move in the summer.
But United won’t have the market to themselves. Paris Saint-Germain are still interested in a player valued by Monaco at €60million (£53million).
Pereira Set For Manchester United Talks
Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira wants talks over his future with Jose Mourinho.
The 22-year-old is currently on loan at La Liga side Valencia who are challenging for a return to the Champions League for the first time since the 2015-16 campaign.
Pereira signed a new contract with United only last September so a permanent move doesn’t appear to be on the cards. But the Belgium-born Brazilian wants assurances over his future at the club and any role in the side. That could possibly lead to another loan move away from Old Trafford next season.
Pereira has started 10 La Liga games and been a substitute on eight more occasions for a Valencia side currently lying in fourth place in La Liga. However, a place in next season’s Champions League looks almost assured. They are 15 points clear of fifth-placed Villareal with just eight games left to play.