The transfer window is roaring on, with Manchester United set to complete their second major signing of the summer.
According to reports in Italy, United have agreed a fee with Monaco for midfielder dynamo Fabinho.
Jose Mourinho will be pleased as punch, having been a long-time admirer of the Brazilian midfielder, who was an important member of Monaco’s Ligue 1 winning side last season.
Mourinho has been keen for a combative defensive midfielder to sit alongside Paul Pogba, and sounded out Fabinho as a major transfer target as early as January.
He’s particularly interested in Fabinho’s versatility, with the 23-year-old capable of playing in a number of different positions, including central midfield, right-back and wing-back.
The hard-tackler also proved to be a consistent performer last term, making 50 appearances for Monaco as they stormed to the French top-flight title, as well as the semi-finals of the Champions League.
Italian giants Juventus and Inter Milan have also been linked with him, but United is reportedly the player’s preferred destination.
Fabinho looks set to be just one of United’s big-money signings this summer, with Mourinho already snapping up defender Victor Lindelof from Benfica last week.
The Swedish centre-back moved for around £30.8m, while names such as Alvaro Morata, James Rodriguez and even Cristiano Ronaldo continue to be linked with Old Trafford.