Manchester United are eyeing up a move for Monaco defender Fabinho, according to The Sun.
The right-back is valued at £22m and it is reported that new United manager Jose Mourinho is a huge fan and will make a move for the 22-year old, who interestingly shares the same agent – Jorge Mendes – as Mourinho.
The right-back slot has been a problem for United since the retirement of Gary Neville and while they have had some temporary reprieve in Rafael, Matteo Darmian and Antonio Valencia, they are yet to fully replace the former England assistant coach.
Youngster Timothy Fosu-Mensah was a revelation last season and played at right-back and central defense, but there are doubts if he is ready for the rigours of regular first team football, while Darmian had an injury plagued season last term, coupled with a loss of form.
Fabinho is highly regarded in France, having shone brightly over the last couple of season in Ligue 1 for the principality club and it is based on this that United are believed to have shown an interest.
The Brazilian had a loan spell at Real Madrid, before returning to Monaco. He is also a Brazil international with four caps.
The Red Devils have already signed Eric Bailly from Villareal, Henrikh Mkhitaryan from Borussia Dortmund and Zlatan Ibrahimovic on a free and have been seriously linked with Paul Pogba in a deal that will smash the world record transfer fee if it goes through.
Meanwhile, Mourinho started his reign at Old Trafford win a 2-0 win over Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium in a pre-season friendly.
Up next is a trip to China, where they will continue their pre-season training ahead of the new season.