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Juventus set to compete with Man United to sign Monaco and Brazil star Fabinho

Race hots up for Brazilian utility man who is equally comfortable playing in the centre of midfield or at right-back

Juventus have set their sights on Monaco utility man Fabinho.

They will join Manchester City and Man United in a bid to prise the £30million-rated Brazilian away from France.

Fabinho...his versatility is very much in demand

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Fabinho…his versatility is very much in demand

Fabinho, aged 23, can operate in central midfield or at right back and his versatility is what attracts all three suitors.

The player is actually is contracted to Monaco until 2021. He scored 12 goals and made six  assists in 55 appearances in all competitions last season.

Champions League finalists Juve are prepared to meet the £30m price tag – and agree to some add-ons as they go all out to land their man.

Old Lady representatives are thought to have met with Monaco officials earlier this week.

They see Fabinho as the natural successor to Dani Alves who is destined to leave them at the end of next season.

But there is one major stumbling block as far as Juventus is concerned.

Fabinho is available for £30million

Fabinho is available for £30million

The Brazilian can play in central midfield or at right back

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The Brazilian can play in central midfield or at right back

Fabinho has previously declared his hunger for Premier League football, saying:

“The Premier League is a league that interests me and maybe one day I will come and play here.”

And Fabinho’s father and representative Joao confirmed both City and United were on his radar.

“We like Manchester United and Mourinho’s work, but we have a soft spot for Manchester City,” he said.