Exclusive: Here’s why Juve can swoop for Man Utd target

10 March at 23:00

Calciomercato.com has learned that Beppe Marotta wants to bring Monaco standout Fabinho to Juventus.

The 24-year-old Brazil international has also been heavily linked with Manchester United, but Juve is hoping to snap him up instead.

“My time with Monaco was good, but I feel it is coming to an end,” Fabinho told Lancenet in February.

“I arrived as an unknown, I made my name at the club, won things – but maybe I need a new challenge.”

He is very versatile, able to play in midfield or at right-back when needed.

Juventus see Fabinho as the ideal heir to Sami Khedira and hope their close rapport with agent Jorge Mendes can help negotiations. Mendes also shares a close relationship with the Old Trafford club, which makes Juventus their first true competitor for him.

Juve already seem to have a deal in place to sign Emre Can as a free agent when his contract with Liverpool expires in June.

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