Date: 14th February 2017 at 1:07pm
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Speculation surfacing in a popular tabloid suggests Manchester United are looking at raiding Monaco for a versatile player.

The player in question, according to the Mirror is Fabinho.

Fabinho, just 23-years-of-age, is a Brazilian who is equally adept at playing as a full back or in midfield.

According to our source Fabinho has long been linked with a move to Old Trafford with the possible transfer fee being mentioned as greater than £35 million.

However, it appears that Manchester United are not the only club interested in acquiring the services of the player.

Also linked with a move for the player are Barcelona, Manchester City and Arsenal.

However, whilst it is claimed, by the players` father Joao that his son would prefer to move to Manchester, it appears that, for some very strange reason, he`d prefer to play for Manchester City, with his father quoted as having remarked by our source,

‘We have been in talks with Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal and approached by Barcelona.

‘We like Manchester United and Mourinho`s work, but we have a soft spot for Manchester City.’

That doesn`t bode well does it?

Mini Fact File – Fabino

Full Name – Fábio Henrique Tavares

Date of Birth – 23 October 1993

Place of Birth – Campinas, Brazil

Height – Six feet two inches

Position – Defensive Midfielder / Right Full Back

Current Club – Monaco

Youth Career – Paulinia, Fluminese

Previous Club – Rio Ave, Real Madrid B (loan), Monaco (loan), Monaco

International Career – Brazil U20, Brazil U23, Brazil