Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Fred Deal Nearly There as United Still in Talks

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Fred Deal Nearly There as United Still in Talks

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UNITED are finalising a deal for Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred while he is in the country with the Brazil national team.

The M.E.N. understands United have still not completed a move for the 25-year-old but do not expect there to be any complications in the final round of negotiations.

It is believed United and Fred's representatives are discussing the final stages and are hopeful of signing the Brazilian for a fee lower than his €60m (£52.5m) release clause. Shakhtar had indicated they would not accept any less but United could negotiate a fee rising to £52.5m with achievable add-ons.

Fred is currently training in London with the Brazil squad, who have held their sessions at Tottenham's Spurs Lodge in Enfield, just 15 miles away from United's office in Mayfair.

Brazil play Croatia in a World Cup warm-up at Anfield on Saturday but United could arrange for Fred's unveiling away from their Carrington training complex. …

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