Manchester United are nearing a deal to sign Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred, according to reports.
The Daily Star claims United have held talks with the Brazilian's representatives in recent weeks and that a £40 million transfer is likely.
Jose Mourinho is in the market for a midfielder with Michael Carrick retiring and Marouane Fellaini out of contract in the summer.
It’s understood that City had interest in the midfielder, but they have cooled their interest.
Meanwhile, a report in The Sun states United are set to trigger Napoli right-back Elsei Hysaj's £44million release clause.
It is claimed that Mourinho has made signing a right-back a priority and that Hysaj has caught his eye after an impressive season in Naples.
The same report says Matteo Darmian will almost certainly leave Old Trafford to join Juventus.
Meanwhile, Don Balon are claiming that United could bid 100 million euros for Marc-Andre ter Stegen if David de Gea leaves Old Trafford at the end of the season.
The notoriously unreliable Spanish outlet bizarrely claims PSG are in for De Gea and that he could have his head turned by the possibility of joining the French champions.
A separate Don Balon report says United are ready to offer 60 million euros PLUS Anthony Martial to Real Madrid for Welsh forward Gareth Bale.