Manchester United are reportedly close to signing Brazil international holding midfielder Fred in the summer according to reports.
The Red Devils are hoping to sign new midfielders, who would bring more quality to the team at the middle of the park next season.
According to reports, United are close to signing the £40m-rated player who presently plays for Ukrainian League winners Shakhtar Donetsk as they look to replace Michael Carrick, who would be retiring in the summer
The 25-year-old is being tracked by Manchester United and Manchester City since the last summer transfer window but none of them was able to acquire his services.
According to Daily Star, José Mourinho is leading the race to sign the midfielder despite Guardiola’s mission to leapfrog the Portuguese manager for his signature.
With plenty of Champions League experience, the player is just the ideal player to the England’s legend.
Fred would be hoping to gain a spot in Brazil World Cup squad list ahead of the Mundial which will be hosted by Russia.
Meanwhile, Marouane Fellaini is moving closer to Manchester United’s exit door after an unsuccessful contract negotiations with the club’s hierarchy. The Belgian is said to be asking for an increase in his wages but the Red Devils are not ready to grant his wishes. Juventus and Everton are both linked with a move to for his services in the summer.