Man United have reportedly moved closer to securing the signing of top Europe’s midfielder.

His name is Fred and he plays for Shakhtar Donetsk. Both United and neighbours City have been strongly linked with him, but it appears that Manchester United have won the race for the Brazilian international’s signature.

The 25-year-old is expected to have the medical at the Premier League giants next week ahead of a transfer which could cost United a total of £52.2m.

Brazil are currently in England ahead of Sunday’s friendly with Croatia at Anfield, giving Man United the opportunity to finalise the deal.

Fred shined during the champions League this season, helping his club to reach the last 16 stage.