Published: Fri, February 09, 2018
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Monaco star Fabinho ramps up Old Trafford transfer speculation

Monaco star Fabinho ramps up Old Trafford transfer speculation

'I know that that the club's vision is to try to finish second and qualify for the Champions League, without counting on big-name players, but on young players.

Manager Jose Mourinho is working hard to sort his midfield puzzle after Michael Carrick's reported retirement at the end of this season and the delay in Marouane Fellaini's contract extension.

According to them, AS Monaco's Brazilian global Fabinho could finally get his move to Old Trafford, after seemingly being linked with them since the early stages of foetal development (probably only a year or so, really).

Another wave of TV cash could be around the corner, with bids for a new three-year cycle for Premier League TV rights in Britain from 2019-2022 to be presented on Friday.

Sky and BT now shares the rights in a three-year deal worth 5.14 billion pounds ($7.2 billion).

Revenue for the second quarter is up four per cent to £163.9m, but the accounts show a £29m loss for the period.

American-owned United said an exceptional "accounting write-off of £48.8 million" had been made with the U.S. corporate tax rate set to tumble from 35 percent to 21 percent following Trump's substantive enactment of USA tax reform in December.

"There will be no impact on our financial competitiveness nor our ability to meet Financial Fair Play regulations from the charge", Chief Financial Officer Cliff Baty told analysts on a conference call.

Amid rumours of David De Gea's exit, we take a look at the top Manchester United rumours on February 8, 2018.

Shaw, who didn't make his first Premier League appearance this season until 13th December, has been linked with a number of moves away from the club.

Controlled by the American Glazer family, United have won the English league title a record 20 times. They are still however in the last 16 knock-out rounds of the Champions League and the FA Cup.

Baty said financial forecasts for the year were based on reaching the last eight of the Champions League.

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