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Manchester United target Fabinho to strengthen midfield

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Manchester United are interested in Monaco's midfielder Fabinho

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As you are probably aware Manchester United are on the verge of completing their £30.7m deal for Victor Lindelof. He looks strong and able to perform last-ditch tackles, kind of like Nemanja Vidic. If he's anywhere close to that level of performance then United have themselves a bargain, and a potentially durable and resilient partnership at the back. That it took so long to carry out is a disgrace, but there you go.

Here's a look at where Zlatan Ibrahimovic could end up. It's not an exclusive, but Alexander Netherton understands that Ibrahimovic was in talks with MLS over the weekend in order to secure a move. As Alexander Netherton has previously revealed, his likeliest destination is LA Galaxy, as New York believed he was too expensive for them last season.

United face competition for the signature of Kylian Mbappe. As well as Real Madrid, there's interest at home from Arsenal and most recently from Liverpool. Why he would join Liverpool above United or Real is anyone's guess, but the wonderful thing about the world is its plurality of opinions, no matter how absolutely awful they are.

Now that the Lindelof deal is done, United are paying attention to their next target. The rumours have obviously been that Alvaro Morata is on his way from Real Madrid, but another possibility is Fabinho. It has been reported that he is going to join from Monaco, and not from any other club, because Monaco is the club he plays for.

And according to ESPNFC's podcast, United remain in the market for strikers. As well as Morata, Andrea Belotti - who was in goalscoring action for Italy last night - remains a target. With Wayne Rooney also likely to be on his way out of the club, two strikers are preferred rather than just the one.