Manchester City make incredible £45million move for midfielder

Liverpool of Jurgen Klopp left will take on Pep Guardiola's Manchester City at the weekend. Ben Hoskins  Getty Images

Liverpool of Jurgen Klopp left will take on Pep Guardiola's Manchester City at the weekend. Ben Hoskins Getty Images

Manchester City have told Shakhtar Donetsk that they are willing to pay around £45m to sign Brazilian midfielder Fred (24).

However, according to the Manchester Evening News, Pep Guardiola is determined to land the 24-year-old who he sees as the long term replacement for Fernandinho.

Earlier this week, it was claimed that Pep Guardiola had given permission for a £30m offer to be made for the Brazilian either in January or during the summer. Everything is going their way, they are scoring many times in the last minute - this is credit to them obviously because they keep pushing.

"The Catalan has drawn up his transfer priorities for the January window and at the end of the season, with a commanding midfielder one of the areas most in need of address".

The piece noted Fred would not be able to feature for City in the UEFA Champions League if he were to arrive this month. About whether in the agreement the amount of compensation is unknown.

The middle of the park has become a problem for Mourinho with injuries to Marouane Fellaini, Michael Carrick and Paul Pogba hampering their season.

The German midfielder also revealed the manager's advice for him, saying: "I needed a little time to settle, to know the Premier League, the people here, how they are and to know the players".

The Gunners boss wasn't the only one interested in Malcom, who has been learning English, but the queue of clubs appears to be dwindling. Nice will reportedly let the playmaker go if an offer of €40 million (£35 million) is made.

United did indeed make an enquiry over the prospect of a deal for Jamie Vardy, but it won't happen, apparently.

The 26-year-old would seamlessly fit into Guardiola's blueprint, as he's a footballer who loves to get on the ball as frequently as possible.

If he were to arrive, Seri would have competition from the likes of David Silva, Kevin De Bruyne and llkay Gundogan, as the Nice star is not a natural holding player.

De Gea was close to moving to the Santiago Bernabeu in 2015 before a dodgy fax machine scuppered the transfer, but Real remain keen to sign the goalkeeper as they look to replace Keylor Navas.

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