Monaco midfielder Fabinho says he would be tempted by an offer from Manchester United this summer.
The Brazilian has been linked with a move to Old Trafford as Jose Mourinho attempts to bolster his midfield ahead of next season, and the 23-year-old says he would be open to working with Mourinho again after their short time together at Real Madrid.
He told Esporte Interativo: “If Mourinho invites me [to join United], it would be very tempting, but, first of all, I would have to talk with my agent and with Monaco to make the things right.
“But Manchester United is a great team, and I would think about it, for sure.”
Fabinho played a key role in Monaco’s Ligue 1 triumph last season, and their run to the Champions League semifinals.
Sources have told ESPN FC that United have other midfield targets, including Tottenham’s Eric Dier and Chelsea’s Nemanja Matic.
However, sources close to the player say both United and Manchester City hold an interest in the former Rio Ave man.
Monaco have already lost Bernardo Silva to City while midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko and forward Kylian Mbappe have been linked with moves away.
United are close to admitting defeat in their pursuit of Dier with Tottenham adamant they will not sell a player who signed a new five-year contract in September.
There is hope, however, that if Chelsea can secure Bakayoko from Monaco, Antonio Conte could allow Matic to move to Old Trafford to be reunited with Mourinho.
Rob is ESPN FC’s Manchester United correspondent. Follow him on Twitter @RobDawsonESPN.