Fred: United made a big bid for me

Fred: United made a big bid for me

And now, if I'm not mistaken, there was news of a very strong bid from United.

Meanwhile, Barcelona have given a nod to Arsenal's pursuit of forward, Ousmane Dembele and the French worldwide might be seen moving to the Premier League next season.

Manchester United have agreed a €50million (£43.7million) deal with Ukrainian giants Shakhtar Donetsk to sign one of Manchester City's recent targets Fred, Gianluca Di Marzio of Sky Italia reports.

Shakhtar previously got 40 million euros for Fernandinho and 50 million euros for Alex.

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Earlier reports said that Manchester United was actively working on Fred's transfer and wanted to sign the Brazilian in early June.

The 25-year-old midfielder is preparing for the World Cup in Russian Federation but took time to address reports regarding his future.

Manchester City dropped out of the race for his signature last month, leaving Manchester United on pole position to sign him.

Twitter user Jonathon posted a clip showing him searching for Fred's name in Norwood's list of people following.

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"It's an honour to be on the radar of great European coaches". He is a midfield conductor and will fit in well alongside Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba in the middle of the park for United.

Fred himself confirmed Mourinho's interest recently by saying his agents were contacted after a January move to Manchester City collapsed.

Manchester United are expected to spend big this summer as they aim to close the gap on rivals Manchester City.

The transfer strategy under Mourinho has never looked the most coherent but, whether they meant to or not, United have identified a real player in Fred that can plug gaps in the side where they are glaring. The 25-year old finished the campaign with 4 goals and 7 assists in 37 appearances across all competitions.

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