Manchester United make Manchester City outcast a shock summer target

Manchester United target Fred to decide future after World Cup

Manchester United have opened new contract talks with Anthony Martial.

Following Michael Carrick's retirement and the impending exit of Marouane Fellaini, Jose Mourinho acknowledged the need to sign a central midfielder and it seems that Fred is one of new faces that will arrive. Shortly after, both clubs, City and United talked with Shakhtar and with my agents about a possible transfer.

Manchester City had been the original frontrunners for Fred, who had set his sights on a move to the Premier League champions in January.

The Brazil worldwide - who is likely to play a key role for the Selecao at this summer's World Cup - was reportedly close to signing for Manchester City back in January but it appears the Red Devils have won the race for the 25-year-old's signature.

Despite this, the report claims United are hopeful of keeping the 22-year-old, although will listen to offers if he makes it known he wishes to leave.

IPL 2018, Eliminator, KKR vs RR
The Eden pitch has always supported the spinners and it is expected to be the same for the second qualifier as well. It should be noted that KKR and SRH have faced each other 14 times so far, with Kolkata winning on nine occasions.

Although United are extremely reluctant to allow Martial to join another Premier League club.

"We will sell Fred to a good and strong club, do not doubt it", Akhmetov told the Great Football program on Ukraine's Football 1. told the Great Football program on Ukraine's Football 1. It will not affect me (at the World Cup) because the situation started months ago. That is, I can somewhat feel that Fred will be more expensive than Fernandinho and Teixeira. "And we had enough strength to reject it".

In an interview with Shakhtar's official website, president Akhmetov confirmed negotiations took place over a deal worth around €50m (£43.7m).

Not even a week on from losing their FA Cup final to Chelsea a Wembley, Jose Mourinho already appears to be working on crafting his squad for next season.

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