Paris Saint-Germain have had a €45m bid rejected by Monaco for Manchester United target Fabinho, as the Ligue 1 champions do not want to strengthen their rivals.
As per L’Equipe, Fabinho has been in Paris to undergo personal talks with PSG, yet Monaco are desperate not to sell to their fellow title contenders.
Despite this, Monaco would sell to PSG if the fee was inflated. The French club, however, would prefer to sell the midfielder to United, and would do so at a lower price.
Victor Lindelof was Mourinho’s first signing, with Nemanja Matic, Fabinho and Alvaro Morata all being extensively tipped to be United’s second summer addition.
Reports from Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport recently claimed that United had agreed a deal for Fabinho worth €35m plus €5m in bonuses, yet it seems as if the talks with PSG have advanced since this story broke.
Monaco are desperate not to sell to PSG, so if United want their man, this is the ideal time to move in.