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United to land Matic with Fabinho on Mourinho hit list


By Staff Reporter

Jose Mourinho will still try to sign Monaco midfielder Fabinho even after recruiting Nemanja Matic from Chelsea. The Manchester United boss wants to keep upgrading his squad and sees Fabinho as a valuable asset who can do more than just play as a holding midfielder.

Fabinho has also played at right-back and Mourinho wants to improve his options in that role too.

Last season, Mourinho primarily deployed Antonio Valencia, a specialist winger, at right-back.

Matic is set to become United's next summer signing this week and will arrive at Old Trafford for a fee of £35m. Matic will leave as soon as his replacement, Tiemoue Bakayoko, arrives at Chelsea from Monaco.

Matic played for Mourinho at Chelsea for two years, winning the 2014-15 title together, although the Portuguese was highly critical of Matic in his final few months at Stamford Bridge.

Real Madrid are hovering for Monaco's Kylian Mbappe, a star in the run to last season's Champions League semi-finals.

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