Football

Jose Mourinho.

Man United rule out Fabinho transfer - target one of two Premier League midfielders instead

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7

Jose Mourinho has ruled out his club, Manchester United, moving for AS Monaco's Fabinho this summer transfer window as he'll look to bring one of two Premier League midfielders to the club instead.

The Red Devils were linked with a transfer of the Brazilian midfielder this transfer window, as many clubs from around Europe ransack the French club for their young talent after an impressive performance in the Champions League and Ligue One last season.

As Mourinho seeks a replacement for the aging Michael Carrick, however, they will not enter a transfer saga for the 23-year-old and will instead look to bring in one of two possible Premier League targets.

SIGN UP NOW

Want to become a GMS writer? Sign up now and submit a 250-word test article: http://gms.to/haveyoursay4

Article continues below

According to James Robson of the Manchester Evening News: "The Manchester United manager has identified holding midfield as a key area in need of address, with Nemanja Matic and Eric Dier two of the players earmarked to fulfil the role."

Robson commented as well that: "Despite being represented by Mourinho’s agent Jorge Mendes, Fabinho is not seen as one of the four key signings Ed Woodward has been tasked with the responsibility of securing."

Article continues below

Early Dealings

The Red Devils are in a good position at the moment ahead of the 2017-18 season, as they look to be in the process of signing several new players to their side before the summer transfer window officially opens on July 1.

The areas which they need to improve their squad are in central defence, central midfield, on the wing, and at striker. The club has already agreed on a deal for centre-back Victor Lindelof from Benfica this summer, and look close to securing the services of striker Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid.

Real Madrid CF v Sporting Clube de Portugal - UEFA Champions League

If the Morata transfer goes through, that just leaves the team needing to improve two areas of the field; at central midfield and on the wing. Chelsea's Matic or Tottenham's Dier could be the answer to United's central midfield dilemma if they are no longer pursuing Monaco's Fabinho.

Yet, they will find it difficult to bring either central midfielder to the club, as it would mean either Chelsea or Tottenham would have to sell to a direct Premier League title contender, possibly hindering their own chances of winning the league next season in the process.

Chelsea v Manchester United - The Emirates FA Cup Quarter-Final

Do you think Manchester United will be able to sign either Chelsea's Nemanja Matic or Tottenham's Eric Dier? Have your say and leave a comment below...

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Paris Saint-Germain
Ryan Giggs
Football
Paul Pogba

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again