Manchester United Targeting Deal for Shakhtar’s Fred

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Manchester United is eyeing a potential deal for Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred, according to ESPN FC.

Manager Jose Mourinho is looking to bolster his midfield following the retirement of Michael Carrick and Fred, who is a member of Brazil’s World Cup squad, is the top target.

Tottenham centre-back Toby Alderweireld, which Tottenham is open to listening to offers for, and Chelsea winger Willian, who would be open to a move to Old Trafford, are also names that are of interest to Mourinho.

United has also given England Under-17 captain James Garner his first professional contract.

“It’s what I’ve been working for since the U8s and U9s,” Garner told the United website.