Arsenal Join Man Utd In Chase To Sign £40m South American Midfielder

By on July 7, 2017

Managers are now pressing ahead with their plans for the summer transfer window so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip from around the globe. Today, Arsenal are linked with Fabinho….

Arsenal have joined the likes of Manchester United and Manchester City in the race to sign Monaco’s £40m-rated midfielder Fabinho this summer, according to a report in The Sun.

The Brazilian international made his name as a right-back but excelled after being converted in to a holding midfielder as he played a key role in helping Monaco win the Ligue 1 title last season.

The 23-year-old is now being tipped for a big-money move this summer and has attracted interest from the Premier League with The Sun claiming that both Manchester clubs are vying for his signature.

Jose Mourinho is looking to sign a long-term replacement for Michael Carrick and a report in the Express late last month suggested that United were close to securing Fabinho’s signature.

However, the Red Devils have since been strongly linked with a move for Nemanja Matic and it seems their lack of progress with Fabinho has opened the door for Arsenal.

The Sun cite a report coming from France Football that claims the Gunners have now joined the chase for Fabinho’s signature after Arsene Wenger identified the South American as a potential target.

The Arsenal supremo showed a huge statement of intent after securing the club record signing of Alexandre Lacazette earlier this week and it appears the Frenchman is now hoping to further strengthen his midfield options.

However, Arsenal or United will have to be prepared to dig deep if they want to sign Fabinho this summer as the newspaper suggests it will take an offer of around £40m to persuade Monaco to sell.

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We’ll have to wait and see whether either club will be prepared to meet that sort of figure but I don’t think it’s too unreasonable for a player of Fabinho’s potential in today’s over-inflated market.

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