Brazilian reports reaffirmed yesterday that Manchester United were in negotiations for the signing of AS Monaco’s defensive midfielder and right-back Fabinho.
Those claims came as no surprise: it is no secret, as we reported on the 17th July, Manchester United have been in ongoing talks with AS Monaco over the possible transfer for the Brazilian international for some time.
AS Monaco will certainly not let the player go until after their Champions League qualifier 2nd leg with Fenerbahce, but may decide to hold onto him for even longer if they are able to progress to the next qualifying round.
Monaco want €30m for the player, including bonuses.
Talks with Manchester United are in good shape, but the Red Devils have yet to focus their entire attention on this transfer, with the signing of Paul Pogba taking priority.
The player is open to the idea in principle of joining José Mourinho in Manchester, but more concrete negotiations are due to take place next week.
As Le Parisien’s Florian Fieschi states, Jorge Mendes is currently in London, and with another big Premier League side also having taken the temperature with AS Monaco in recent weeks, a deal with the Red Devils remains far from completion, even if it is a distinct possibility at this stage.