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Man City back in for Shakhtar's Fred; Man United moving for Arthur

Man City back in for Shakhtar's Fred; Man United moving for Arthur
From ESPN - January 12, 2018

The transfer window is heating up! Transfer Talk brings you live updates on all the latest rumours and done deals. Check out all the confirmed January moves so far on our transfers page.

TOP STORY: Fred in line for Man City move

While the Alexis Sanchez saga dominates the headlines, Manchester City continue to plot the rest of their transfer business for 2018.

There has been speculation that Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred is a leading target for Pep Guardiola's side, and the Manchester Evening News now reports that City are prepared to pay up to 45 million for the Brazilian.

It's believed Shakhtar are holding out for a higher fee, however, with Guardiola determined to recruit the player he has earmarked as Fernandinho's long-term replacement.

At 24, Fred is eight years younger than Fernandinho, who also enjoyed a spell at Shakhtar before moving to Manchester in 2013.

Man United battle Chelsea for Arthur

Manchester United also are in the market for a Brazilian midfielder with a 1920s English name, as they continue to monitor Arthur's situation at Gremio, according to the Daily Mail.

The 21-year-old had been an option for Barcelona after helping Gremio to Copa Libertadores glory in 2017, even posing in the club's iconic shirt after meeting sporting director Robert Fernandez.

It seems the Premier League is now a more likely destination, though, with Arthur aiming to tie up his future and secure a place in Brazil's World Cup squad.

The youngster is valued at around 35m, with United and Chelsea both tracking his development with a view to a move at the start of the summer.

De Gea offered bumper new deal

David De Gea will be offered a huge pay rise by Manchester United as they seek to fend off renewed interest from Real Madrid, claims The Sun.

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