According to Manchester Evening News, Fred met his advisor Gilberto Silva at the weekend as Manchester United attempt to conclude a deal for the Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder.
The report also claims Fred flew to Brazil last week following his World Cup squad call-up. There is uncertainty surrounding his future with both of Manchester’s top-flight clubs allegedly chasing his signature, as per Sky Sports.
However, the MEN report suggests City decided against signing Fred in the January transfer window and now Paris Saint-German are also monitoring the 25-year-old.
Football blog The Hard Tackle wrote a summary on Fred’s €60 million buyout clause, which isn’t exactly a valuation big enough to scare off the likes of United.
The Brazilian’s current contract runs until 2023, but he’s made his plans to leave the Ukrainian club no secret.
Gilberto, who represents Fred, played for Arsenal between 2002 and 2008, so he will be able to give Fred a good idea of what to expect when living in England.
“We had in this last window but it didn’t really happen,” Gilberto told Sky Sports, as per MEN.
“Shakhar Donetsk rely too much on him – he’s doing a great job for the club. Let’s see this for the summer.”
United manager Jose Mourinho needs to find a replacement for Michael Carrick, who retired after the last Premier League game of the season.
The midfield still looks a bit light.