Shakhtar Donetsk Midfielder Fred Set To Have Manchester United Medical Ahead Of £52.2m Move To Old Trafford

Manchester United believe they have won the race for Fred – with the Brazilian midfielder likely to undergo a medical next week.

The 25-year-old has been in talks with the Old Trafford club after a January move to rivals City collapsed.

And it is understood Jose Mourinho feels he has now got his man from Shakhtar Donetsk, for an initial fee of around £43m plus add-ons which would take it to £52.2m.

The development comes as City continue their efforts to land their alternative, Napoli’s Jorginho.

Fred is due in England this weekend for Brazil’s pre-World Cup fixture with Croatia at Anfield.

Mourinho has previously spoken of his desire to bring a Brazilian to Old Trafford, telling ESPN Brazil in April: ‘I think a team without a Brazilian isn’t a team.’ He later added: ‘Who knows, we can have a Brazilian in the squad next year.’

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