Manchester United Negotiations Monaco Star, Smalling Seeks Clarity Manchester United immediately begin talks with AS Monaco for midfielder Fabinho’s transfer. Manager Jose Mourinho wants the player to join the Red Devils squad on a pre-season tour to the United States next week.
The Red Devils prioritize the transfer of Fabinho after they never get the news from Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic. Mourinho originally wanted the Serbian midfielder joined at Old Trafford for £ 40 million.
Fabinho, 23, was impressive in Monaco midfield last season. That’s what prompted Jose Mourinho to recruit him. The Brazilian is rated as a long-term successor to Michael Carrick who lives a season more defending Manchester United.
MU had cooled the hunt on Fabinho when they reportedly prioritize the transfer of Nemanja Matic from Chelsea. The situation was also used by PSG to get the player.
But according to Corriere Dello Sport, the US stronghold Monaco is reluctant to sell Fabinho to PSG. They do not want to release their players to the rival club Ligue 1, and prefer to sell Fabinho abroad. Monaco’s decision was immediately responded to Manchester United immediately held a negotiation with the French club.
Meanwhile, Manchester United center-back Chris Smalling is reportedly keen to meet the club’s management to ask for a future clarity of his career. England defender demanded a warranty to play if the club wants to defend it because he is eyeing the England team in the World Cup 2018.
If Manchester United can not guarantee it, Smalling is reportedly ready to move the club in the transfer market this summer.