- Match Analysis
According to reports in The Sun, Manchester City have launched a bid worth £45million for Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred.
The Brazilian has been a subject of interest for Manchester City, as well as rivals Manchester United.
Pep Guardiola seems to be searching for a backup for Fernandinho, who, the Club manager described has played “a million minutes” this season.
United had been targeting the 24-year-old attacking midfielder as an option for Michael Carrick.
While Fernandinho is said to be signing an extension to his current contract that is set to expire in the summer, Guardiola wants to look at what the future has in store, as Fernandinho will turn 33 in May.
“We are going to take care of his minutes as much as possible, give him a break because Fernandinho is a key player for us. He’s so important,” Guardiola had said.