From France: AS Monaco unwilling to accept Paris Saint Germain’s €45m offer for Manchester United target Fabinho

by Leo Nieboer

AS Monaco are unwilling to accept Paris Saint Germain’s €45m bid for Manchester United target Fabinho, according to reports from France.

Reports have suggested that the Brazilian had pin-pointed Man United as his next destination, with Gianluca di Marzio claiming that discussions between the two clubs were underway.

However, PSG have entered the race to sign the 23-year-old and reports have claimed that personal terms between the two parties had been agreed.

But according to France Football, Monaco are reluctant to accept PSG’s offer and strengthen their main Ligue 1 rivals in the process.

Unai Emery will be more aware than most of the decisive impact made by Fabinho during Monaco’s march to Ligue 1 success and a Champions League semi final.

The Brazilian, alongside the innovative Bernardo Silva, formed the nucleus of what was an unstoppable midfield comprising of both innovation and graft, and selling that kind of influence to not just their biggest rival but also France’s financial superpower would be a move that weakens Monaco significantly and, perhaps worse, tips the power balance back in PSG’s favour.

PSG will, you sense, have to come up with around double that figure to have even the slightest chance of signing him – ditto United. But we have to ask whether Leonardo Jardim, after seeing Bernado Silva and Tiemoue Bakayoko leave already, would really consider losing another integral midfielder to anybody this summer.

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