Manchester United open talks over Fabinho – Reports

Nagendra / 30 July 2016

According to Globoesporte, Manchester United have set their sights on AS Monaco full-back Fabinho as they look to find an alternative to Italian international Matteo Darmian.

Mourinho who is going for a complete squad overhaul is looking to add a key defensive player to his squad going into his debut season.

Darmian has shown flashes of brilliance at the start of his Manchester United career but failed to build on the good start as the Ex-Torino player had a reasonably low debut season at Old Trafford.

Jose Mourinho has previously worked with Fabinho during his time at Real Madrid but the Brazilian was only featured for the ‘B’ team at Real Madrid.

His successor Carlo Ancelotti has sent Fabinho on loan to French giants AS Monaco where the player has evolved before sealing a permanent move last season as he scored eight goals in all competitions for the club during 2015-16.

It is also understood that Monaco are also willing to sell the player if Manchester United can offer £25 million to secure the services of the 22-year old Brazilian international. Also, Fabinho has the same agent as Jose Mourinho which could make the deal more favorable for the Red Devils.

Napoli and Manchester City are also interested in signing the defender who made one appearance at Real Madrid back in 2013.