'Man City Target €50M Fred'

Manchester City are ready to make a €50 million offer for Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred, according to Manchester Evening News.

They report that Pep Guardiola has identified the Brazilian as the ideal number 6 as he wants to secure his signature either this window or during the summer.

He sees the 24-year-old as a great back-up for Fernandinho, who has already played "over a million minutes this season", as Pep Guardiola himself recently said.

Manchester United are also rumored to be interested in Fred, but the report suggests that Manchester City will do everything they can to bring him to the Citizens.