Manchester United can sign Shakhtar Donetsk star Fred for £53m

Fred has a £53m release clause in his contract (Picture: Getty)

Manchester United have been told they can sign Brazil midfielder Fred this summer if they pay the Shakhtar Donestk star’s £53million release clause.

The Red Devils are intent on signing Fred as a replacement for Michael Carrick, who hung his boots up on Sunday after 12 years at the club.

Manchester City looked set to sign Fred in January but Shakhtar were reluctant to let the Brazilian leave midway through the Ukrainian season and Pep Guardiola‘s side have since cooled their interest in the midfielder.

United are believed to have held talks with Fred’s representatives in the last month,… Read the full story

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