Fred and Dalot, first summer signings for Manchester United
Brazilian international Fred and Porto's Diogo Dalot are expected join Jose Mourinho's ranks as he aims to challenge Manchester City for the title next season. The USA vs. Ecuador live and direct: Friendly FIFA Date
Manchester United are expected this week to complete their first two summer signings, Brazilian international Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk and Porto's Diogo Dalot, according to media reports in the UK.
The Independent has reported that Fred was due at United's training ground Carrington for final talks after playing a World Cup warm up match against Croatia at Anfield. United will pay Shaktar between 40 million and 53 million pounds for the midfielder, who, follwing a medical, will be unveiled as Jose Mourinho's first summer signing. The Brazilian will come into the setup as an ideal replacement for the retiring Michael Carrick and Marouane Fellaini, who is likely to leave Old Trafford on a free transfer this summer.
Dalot expected to travel to Manchester later this week
Meanwhile, the Manchester Evening News claims that Porto have accepted The Red Devils' offer for 19-year-old Diogo Dalot. It is understood that United will pay between 17.5 million and 19 million pounds for the youngster, who had reportedly drawn the interest of eight other clubs, including Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. Dalot is currently in London visiting his sister, and is expected to travel to Manchester later this week to complete a medical.
The news of the two new arrivals comes amidst reports claiming that Manchester United are willing to offer Real Madrid more than a 100 million euros for Gareth Bale, and would make him the highest paid player in the Premier League, with a salary in the region of 500,000 pounds a week.