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    Manchester City are closing in on a Monaco star

    Fabinho to Manchester

    Manchester City are closing in on signing Monaco star Fabinho, according to Gerard Romero.

    Romero, a football journalist based in Barcelona, has previous with announcing imminent City signings.

    He reported Nolito, Leroy Sane and John Stones well before the Blue half of Manchester confirmed the news.

    Fabinho has been a stand-out performer for Monaco over the last two seasons.

    A former Real Madrid prospect, he can play at right-back or in midfield and has a set-piece repertoire.

    City preference

    He’s understood to have the admiration of a number of clubs, including Manchester United.

    Back in February, his father told French TV show J+1: “We like Manchester United & Mourinho’s work, but we have a soft spot for Manchester City.” The tactically-disciplined Brazilian is the type of player Pep Guardiola wants.

    With a contract until 2021, Monaco would expect any club to pay big bucks for the star.

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