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Man City Keen On Fabinho

Posted: Jun 30, 2015 at 12:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Manchester City is considering a move for Monaco right-back Fabinho.

The 21-year-old was part of Dunga’s Brazil squad for Copa America although failed to make an appearance in Chile as the Selecao was dumped out at the quarter-final stage by Paraguay.

City has been monitoring the defender closely in recent weeks, with director Txiki Begiristain driving the Premier League club’s interest in the Brazilian.

Any negotiations are, however, likely to be held up over a fee for the promising full-back, who has been linked with Chelsea and Manchester United, with Monaco determined to hold out for a figure in the region of £18 million.

City value the defender, who has two full caps for Brazil, at the £8m mark but could well change its stance should the team be convinced he will be ready to eventually replace first-choice right-back Pablo Zabaleta.

Once on Real Madrid’s books, Fabinho only made one appearance for the Liga giants after signing on a temporary deal from Rio Ave back in 2012, where he was frequently utilised in the club’s ‘B’ team.

He then made the switch to Ligue 1 with Monaco, where he has emerged as the club’s first-choice right-back and made over 60 appearances for Leonardo Jardim’s side over the last couple of seasons.