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Premier League giants Manchester United are reportedly close to sealing the signing of a €35 million (R505 million) target.

Nominally a defensive midfielder, but can play at right-back, Fabinho played an instrumental role in Leonardo Jardim's side reaching last season's Champions League semi-finals as well as winning the French championship.

Manchester United are on the verge of signing Fabinho after agreeing a £35m deal with Monaco as Jose Mourinho plots two more big-money signings, according to a report in the Mirror.

The 23-year-old Brazilian global was handed his senior professional debut by Mourinho when they previously worked together at Real Madrid.

Meanwhile, United are continuing to push for some high profile transfers to be completed before Mourinho's squad gather for pre-season training, with deals for Real Madrid forward Alvaro Morata and Inter Milan's Ivan Perisic believed to be still under negotiation.

According to the Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport, the Brazilian worldwide will be the Red Devils second arrival of the summer transfer window. During a live television interview, the Brazilian worldwide was asked if he would be keen to move to United if the opportunity arose.

Monaco midfielder Fabinho has admitted he would be interested in a move to Man Utd as they look to step up their pursuit.

"I would first talk to my agent, Monaco too, to decide everything right, but it's a great club".

The player himself seems receptive to a move, so the Red Devils would be wise to make an approach for him. Have your say in the comments section below.

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