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Manchester United agree Fred deal with Shakhtar Donetsk

Manchester United have agreed a deal to sign Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk.

The Brazil midfielder completed a medical on Monday and is now set to become Jose Mourinho’s first signing of the summer for a fee reported to be in excess of £50m.

“Manchester United is delighted to announce it has reached an agreement with Shakhtar Donetsk for the transfer of Frederico Rodrigues de Paula Santos (Fred),” the club said in a statement on their website.

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Fred played in Brazil’s 2-0 friendly win over Croatia at Anfield on Sunday but remained coy about his future when questioned by Brazilian media after the game.

The 25-year-old, who joined Shakhtar from Internacional in 2013, has been named in Brazil’s World Cup squad for the tournament in Russia.

He becomes the first major summer signing by United, who are also reportedly closing in on a deal for Porto defender Diogo Dalot.

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