Previous
Real Madrid
Liverpool
6:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Aston Villa
Fulham
4:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Seattle Sounders FC
Real Salt Lake
9:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Vancouver Whitecaps
New England Revolution
9:30 PM UTC
Game Details
New York Red Bulls
Philadelphia Union
11:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Orlando City SC
Chicago Fire
11:30 PM UTC
Game Details
Minnesota United FC
Montreal Impact
12:00 AM UTC May 27, 2018
Game Details
Colorado Rapids
Portland Timbers
1:00 AM UTC May 27, 2018
Game Details
LAFC
DC United
2:00 AM UTC May 27, 2018
Game Details
China
Myanmar
1
0
FT
Game Details
Next
ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Shakhtar CEO expects Fred to sign for Man United or Man City

Shakhtar Donetsk fully expect star midfielder Fred to sign for either Manchester City or Manchester United next summer, the Ukrainian club's chief executive has said.

City have long been linked to a move for the Brazil international, perhaps as a replacement for the aging Fernandinho.

Reports in January valued Fred at about €50 million (£45m), and Shakhtar CEO Sergei Palkin told Corriere dello Sport that he believes United are willing to make a rival bid.

"Fred will leave in July," he told the Italian newspaper. "If he does not go to Manchester City, he will go to Manchester United.

"Fred is ready to play in the strongest league [in Europe]. He is not only a very good player but also a very good professional.

"I would like him to have one more year in our team, but he is ready for a stronger league."

Fred said in January that City's attempts to sign him this winter were halted because Shakhtar did not want to sell while still active in the Champions League. They crashed out in the round of 16 on Tuesday, falling on away goals to Roma after a 2-2 aggregate finish.

The 25-year-old also said at the time that he would be happy to play for City as well as United, Chelsea or Arsenal.

Earlier this month, sources told ESPN FC that City would be willing to send striker Olarenwaju Kayode to Shakhtar on loan while trying to land Fred.

Follow @ESPNFC on Twitter to keep up with the latest football updates.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.