Transfer News: Update On Man Utd & Chelsea’s Pursuit Of £30m Brazilian Star

By on August 31, 2016

Transfer deadline day is finally here so we’ll bring you all the latest transfer rumours and gossip from around the globe. Here, Fabinho has decided to stay at Monaco…

Manchester United and Chelsea have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Fabinho after the £30m-rated Brazilian international decided to stay at Monaco, according to a report in the Daily Star.

Fabinho has developed in to one of the best full-backs in French football since joining Monaco in 2013 and is battling-it-out with Dani Alves for a starting spot in the Brazilian national team.

The 22-year-old has attracted interest from the Premier League with L’Equipe reporting recently that Chelsea had joined Manchester United in the race to sign the right-back this summer.

With Matteo Darmian tipped to head back to Italy following a disappointing year in England, Jose Mourinho has been backed to make a late dip in to the transfer market with Fabinho widely reported to be the Portuguese coaches prime target.

Antonio Conte has made no secret of his desire to strengthen his defensive options as the Italian tactician has just four senior defenders to choose from and signing Fabinho would have allowed Branislav Ivanovic to move in to a more central role at the back.

However, it looks like United and Chelsea have been dealt a blow as the Daily Star are citing reports coming out of France that claim Fabinho has decided against making a potential £30m move before tonight’s 11pm deadline.

With Monaco qualified for the group stages of the Champions League, the newspaper suggests that the South American full-back has opted to remain in France for at least another season.

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Fabinho would have been an exciting addition for either Chelsea or United but unless something drastic happens over the coming hours, it looks like Mourinho and Conte will have to look elsewhere if they want a new right-back.

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