Manchester United reopen negotiations with AS Monaco over Fabinho – report

by Alex Turk

Manchester United have reportedly reopened negotiations for highly-rated AS Monaco midfielder Fabinho.

The 24-year-old has been linked with a move to Old Trafford for three years in a row and was denied the chance to leave Monaco last summer against his own will.

Fabinho was one of the few key stars from Monaco’s stunning 2016-17 side who remained at the club – alongside Djibril Sidibe, Thomas Lemar and Radamel Falcao – following a tremendous campaign in which they beat Paris-Saint Germain to the Ligue 1 title and reached the Champions League Semi-Finals.

Now he’s in the transfer pages again, with respected journalist Mohamed Bouhafsi from French outlet RMC Sport reporting that United are still in talks with Fabinho’s representatives regarding a potential transfer.

Man United are thought to be in the market for a defensive midfielder and a right-back, and Fabinho can play in both of those positions.

United’s transfer movement is already reportedly of a Brazilian taste, with Shaktar Donetsk midfielder Fred expected to be named as the first signing of the summer before the World Cup starts in June.

Jose Mourinho is also reportedly interested in Juventus left-back Alex Sandro and Chelsea winger Willian, so we could be seeing the current South American contingent grow before the 2018-19 season begins.

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