Jose Mourinho Target 'Tempted' By Old Trafford Move

Premier League giants Manchester United are reportedly close to sealing the signing of a €35 million (R505 million) target.

Defender Victor Lindelof is United's only big-name signing of the summer so far after his €30.7m move from Benfica was confirmed earlier this month.

Fabinho can play in central midfield, at centre back and at right back, meaning he could cover three vital positions Mourinho would like to strengthen next season.

Meanwhile, United are continuing to push for some high profile transfers to be completed before Mourinho's squad gather for pre-season training, with deals for Real Madrid forward Alvaro Morata and Inter Milan's Ivan Perisic believed to be still under negotiation.

Fabinho was asked how he would handle an approach from United on Brazilian TV show Esporte Interativo (transcript via The Independent).

"If Mourinho invites me (to join United) it would be very tempting, but, first of all, I would have to talk with my agent and with Monaco to make the things right", Fabinho said.

Internazionale and Juventus in the Serie A were also interested in the 23-year-old defensive midfielder.

Fabinho made 37 Ligue 1 appearances last term, scoring nine goals for Leonardo Jardim's champions.

The France worldwide, 24, rejoined the Red Devils in a world-record £89m deal from Juventus last August. Have your say in the comments section below.

  • Julie Sanders