Man Utd In Pole Position Ahead Of Arsenal & Tottenham To Sign £40m South American
Manchester United are in pole position ahead of the likes of Arsenal and Tottenham in the race to sign £40m-rated Shakhtar Donetsk star Fred this summer
The transfer window is closed but managers are working hard on their plans for the summer so we’ll bring you all the latest gossip from around the globe. Today, the latest on Fred’s future….
Manchester United are in pole position ahead of the likes of Arsenal and Tottenham in the race to sign £40m-rated Shakhtar Donetsk star Fred this summer, according to the Daily Star.
Fred has been a key player for Shakhtar since joining the club from Internacional in 2013 and he’s also broken in to the Brazilian national team having been capped by his country 6 times so far.
The 25-year-old’s impressive form has led to interest from the Premier League with the Daily Star claiming that Arsenal, Tottenham, Man City and Man Utd have all been chasing the midfielder in recent months.
Arsenal are expected to be in the market for midfield reinforcements this summer as Jack Wilshere’s contract is up in June while the Gunners haven’t replaced Francis Coquelin following his move to Valencia and Fred is seemingly on Arsene Wenger’s radar.
Spurs are also being tipped to bid for the South American as Mauricio Pochettino lines-up potential replacements for Victor Wanyama amid speculation over his future while City were touted as favourites to sign Fred during the January window.
However, the Daily Star claim that City have cooled their interest and United have now moved in to pole position to sign the Brazilian midfielder after Jose Mourinho made him a priority signing this summer.
Mourinho is in the market for at least one central midfielder as Michael Carrick is set to retire while Marouane Fellaini is out of contract in June and is yet to sign an extension.
The newspaper report says Mourinho is determined to lure Fred to Old Trafford as he looks to build a title-challenging squad but United could yet face more competition from Paris Saint-Germain.
We’ll have to wait and see how things develop over the coming months but it looks like it’s going to be a fierce battle to sign Fred this summer and it will be interesting to see where he ends up.
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