Mourinho Switch Attention Towards Monaco Star Once Again – £40.6m Bid Could Seal The Deal


Jose Mourinho could be going for a player for who he gave a chance at Real Madrid, and bring him to Old Trafford. The Portuguese was at the helm of the Spanish giants when Fabinho was signed by the club but the Brazilian was sent out on loan to Monaco where he has stayed since the 2013 season.

The 23-year-old was one of the stars for the club in Ligue1 as they blew away the competition last time around and won the title. But things don’t always work out well for sides as Monaco have seen a lot of their top stars leave the side for better offers.

Fabinho could be another case of the same and Don Balon (h/t The Daily Star) claims that the Brazilian would be available for fee of €45million (£40.6million). Surprisingly, Atletico Madrid were also linked with the player but the Spanish side cannot sign any players in this window thanks to a transfer ban.

It is also reported that Fabinho is a big fan of Mourinho and the Portuguese wants to sign the 23-year-old before any other club gets in on the act.

A Great Alternative To Serge Aurier

We initially wanted to sign PSG want-away man Serge Aurier but the Ivorian was refused a work visa due to a pending case in the UK according to Don Balon. Fabinho would be a better option than Aurier as our right-back and can also provide cover for the midfield.

Monaco will play hard-ball to keep hold of one of their jewels and we might have to pay more than the €45million stated, to bring the Brazilian over to Old Trafford. However, it would be money well spent as Fabinho will get better over the years and under Mourinho, he could also win a lot more than he did at Monaco.

We do have a decent squad at the moment but there is a need to add some young blood, something that Mou has already done with Lukaku and Victor Lindelof joining in the summer.

Fabinho would add a lot of quality to our side and with three weeks to go before the transfer window closes, we could be in for some last minute signings once again.