Saturday 22 October 2016

Manchester United transfer rumours: Mourinho chasing £22million Brazilian defender

Published 17/07/2016 | 12:29

Man United are reportedly interested in Fabinho of Monaco
Man United are reportedly interested in Fabinho of Monaco

In news that will cheer fans of rhyming everywhere, Jose Mourinho is after a right-back from Monaco called Fabinho.

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The Brazilian is available for a fee of around £22m accoring to The Sun on Sunday, which says that United are keen to secure the services of a specialist in his position.

The 22-year-old spent a loan spell at Real Madrid but is still second-choice for his country behind 33-year-old Dani Alves.

Meanwhile, Mourinho believes that a world record transfer for Juventus's star man Paul Pogba is on the horizon.

United are optimistic about bringing the French midfielder back to Old Trafford for an eye watering £100 million, according to French sports outlet L'Equipe.

However, Juve's manager, Massimiliano Allegri, has brushed off suggestions the towering centre man is leaving his club, saying earlier this week that he would be "counting" on him next season.

While Pogba is currently taking holiday following Euro 2016, it will remain unclear as to whether United's efforts will bear any fruit.

It's fair to say it hasn't wholly worked out for Marcus Rojo at United after an impressive World Cup two years ago.

That line of thought may be brought to its logical conclusion before the end of the transfer window, as Rojo is reportedly being lined up for a loan move elsewhere this year.

Villarreal is the likely destination according to the Mail on Sunday, which says Jose Mourinho is open to offers for his Argentine defender following the arrival of Eric Bailly from... Villarreal. We love it when a transfer circle is squared.

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