Paper Talk: Monaco midfielder favours Man Utd switch

Date published: Thursday 5th April 2018 8:33 - Robert McCarthy

A top Manchester United target is trying to force through a move to Old Trafford, while Newcastle are preparing a £20m bid for a Fulham star, according to Thursday’s papers.



Monaco midfielder Fabinho is reportedly keen on forcing through a move to Manchester United this summer.

The 24-year-old was looking to quit the reigning Ligue 1 champions last summer but his told in no uncertain terms that he had to stay after the French giants sold a number of their title-winning stars.

The Brazil international is now hoping that the club will grant him his wish and The Sun reports that Old Trafford is his preferred destination.

Jose Mourinho is looking to revamp his midfield next season as doubts continue over the futures of Paul Pogba and Juan Mata, while Marouane Fellaini will almost certainly move on and Michael Carrick is hanging up his boots.

Fabinho has admitted that he is concentrating on seeing out the season for now, but that hasn’t stopped talk of a potential £55million switch to Manchester at the end of the campaign.

Speaking after the Coupe de la Ligue defeat to PSG, he said: “Speaking the truth, I have had no contact with any team and I do not even care at the moment.

“I’m concentrating on finishing the season well at Monaco and then, when it’s time, I’ll sit down with the club and if I have to listen to any proposal, we’ll listen.”

United have also been linked with Nice midfielder Jean Michael-Seri and Shakhtar Donetsk playmaker Fred, but at this stage it looks as if Fabinho is the most realistic option.


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