New €50m Liverpool recruit lifts lid on reported Man Utd interest

Date published: Friday 10th August 2018 10:53

Fabinho has revealed that he never had the option of a move to Old Trafford despite reported interest from Manchester United.

Earlier in the summer the Reds announced they had struck a deal with Ligue 1 club Monaco that would see Brazilian midfielder Fabinho move to Liverpool on July 1.

It is understood the fee paid to Monaco could reach €50million (£43.7million) as Fabinho signs a “long-term contract” with the Champions League finalists.

It was claimed that Jurgen Klopp’s side had stolen Fabinho from under United’s noses, however the midfielder has a different version of events.

The 24-year-old told Sky Sports: “Manchester never showed any formal interest, they never made me an offer at all.

“Maybe there was some interest or a conversation but it’s not a case of Monaco not letting me go to Manchester United or denying me the move, nothing ever really materialised.”

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