Shakhtar Donestk midfielder Fred – a reported transfer target for Barcelona and Real Madrid – is set for a move to Manchester, according to the Ukranian club.
The Brazilian international has been linked to a string of Europe’s top clubs including those in Spain, but the Ukranian club’s chief executive Sergei Palkin believes Manchester is his destination.
“Fred will be leaving the club in July,” Palkin told Sporx, as cited by Diario AS.
“If it is not to Manchester City then it will be to Manchester United – he is an excellent professional who will be joining the very best league.
“We would rather keep him for longer of course, but he will be joining a strong league.”
A report in the Daily Telegraph added that the former Internacional player will be joining United, rather than City.