Fred: Manchester United agree deal for Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder

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Manchester United have reached an agreement with Shakhtar Donetsk for the transfer of Brazil global midfielder Fred, the Premier League club confirmed on Tuesday.

Manchester United have moved a step closer to completing the £52.5 million ($70m) signing of Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred, with the club confirming that agreement has been reached.

The highly rated 19-year-old has spent his entire career at Porto - where the current United boss once managed - and made 33 appearances in all competitions this season.

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Manchester United's doctors are being kept busy this week as Diego Dalot is poised to arrive for his medical ahead of signing from Porto, according to Sky Sports.

United agreed a fee of around £20m with FC Porto for Dalot at the start of the week and the Portugal under-21 worldwide underwent a medical this morning before signing his long-term contract.

Manchester United are believed to be on the lookout for a number of top signings this summer as they bid to try and build a squad capable of winning the Premier League title next season.

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Mourinho made signing a central midfielder his top priority this summer after Michael Carrick's decision to retire.

Fred, 25, reportedly passed a medical on Monday, and United will make a further announcement in "due course", as per a club statement.

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