Man United Told They Could Sign Key Midfield Target For €60m

Man United Told They Could Sign Key Midfield Target For €60m

Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder has confirmed interest from England amid reports he's in talks over a potential £40m move to Manchester United, according to the Manchester Evening News.

"I'm very happy at Shakhtar".

Regarded by many observers as the key figure in a Shakhtar side that has just secured back-to-back Ukrainian Premier League and Cup doubles, Fred is keen to develop his career at one of western Europe's leading clubs.

The former Internacional star arrived at the Ukrainian giants for €15 million in 2013 and has gone on to make nearly 100 league appearances for the club. "I've been working well here but it has been five years". I want to make a bigger leap, I made it clear to the club. I have dreams of playing in major clubs in Europe.

'I think I have to change a little.

GETTYFred is in Brazil's World Cup squad
GETTYFred is in Brazil's World Cup squad

"The club are reluctant to release [me]". While City have also prioritised midfield reinforcement as they prepare to defend a Premier League title won with a record 100 points and retain an interest in Fred, the English champions regard Napoli's Italy worldwide Jorginho as an alternative option. I made it clear that it's my moment.

Mourinho has been handed a £150m budget for transfers this summer but he can top that up by selling some fringe players.

He said: "In terms of recruiting a midfielder, yes Jose Mourinho would like to have another midfielder in January".

And according to M.E.N's Samuel Luckhurst, United also face competition for Fred, whose release clause stands at €60m (£52.89m), from PSG ahead of Thiago Motta's departure from the club.

Matteo Darmian and Daley Blind are both expected to leave, while Luke Shaw only has a year left on his deal and is surplus to requirements.

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