Jose Mourinho Still Eyeing Fabinho Move

The Manchester Evening News report that Jose Mourinho is still looking to sign Fabinho in the January window.

Manchester United spent close to £150 million this summer, but it seems like they are still going to add to their squad come January.

Fabinho was linked with a switch to Old Trafford towards the end of the summer, but Mourinho did not broker a deal with the player as he had already gotten what he asked for.

Jose Mourinho mentioned that he asked for four players to balance out his squad, with Manchester United delivering his request with Eric Bailly, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, and Paul Pogba.

However, the Special One was believed to be on the lookout for another defensive option, besides Bailly, preferably a full-back.

Mourinho was also reportedly looking for an older and experienced defender to guide his back-four, with Jose Fonte being his prime target.

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Fabinho seemed the right man to help Manchester United as a full-back, even though United have already found Antonio Valencia and Luke Shaw to be sufficient enough.

Jose will be hoping to sign Fabinho in the winter transfer window as a back-up to Antonio Valencia, and maybe even Luke Shaw. However, the Special One may need to sell some of his current first-team members to fund the move.

Fabinho played under Jose Mourinho while the pair were together at Real Madrid. The youngster managed to make one senior appearance under Mourinho, during Jose’s last season at the Bernabeu.

The full-back was on loan with Real Madrid from Rio Ave. His deal was not made permanent, but he was promising to become a great player.

Jose Mourinho could use someone like Fabinho during next weekend’s Manchester Derby. The boss revealed that star man Antonio Valencia will only join the squad from International duty 24 hours before the match, meaning that he might not be fully fit.


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