The 21-year-old is currently away with the Selecao – where he’s playing alongside another Red Devils target Roberto Firmino – and has been linked with a switch to Old Trafford.
Recent reports have claimed that United have made the bombarding full-back a major target, and now it’s believed that they’re in talks with Monaco after making contact with an initial £10m deal.
The Stade Louis II outfit, however, want around £15m for their man, which would hand them a quick profit on the £4m fee paid to Rio Ave to make his loan spell a permanent one recently.
Fabinho impressed last term for Monaco, helping them to knock Arsenal out of the Champions League at the last 16 stage.
His potential addition could be a wise one for United, with Louis van Gaal’s persistence with Antonio Valencia, a wide attacker, at right-back last season illustrating a lack of options in the position.