Emerging reports claim United have agreed to a deal for Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred, with a medical reportedly pencilled for Old Trafford next week.
According to reports, United’s eternal rivals, Manchester City were also keen on the midfielder, with talks reportedly held in January , but the Red Devils have moved ahead in the race and a deal reportedly around 43 million pounds which could to 52 million pounds with potential add-ons, has been agreed between both parties.
Manchester City have quickly moved on from the loss and have now turned to Lazio star Jorginho as an alternative, with reports suggesting a deal could be imminent for the defensive midfielder.
Fred’s arrival to Old Trafford would appear to be a source of joy for Jose Mourinho who has expressed his desire to secure a Brazilian to Old Trafford.
The Portuguese is also rumoured to be eyeing a potential deal for Chelsea star Willian who is reportedly keen on reuniting with the 56- year- old regardless of the uncertainty revolving around Antonio Conte’s future.
Despite securing another trophy in his second season in charge, the Italian manager future has been shrouded in doubt with reports claiming Laurent Blanc has been mooted as a replacement by the London outfit.