Manchester City are intensifying their pursuit of Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred.
The Daily Star says City see Fred, 24, as a possible target in the summer.
They were impressed with his performances against City in this season's Champions League group matches, especially the 2-1 win for Shakhtar against Pep Guardiola's men.
The £30million-rated Fred is keen to jump on the Premier League gravy train.
In Ukraine, he earns £60k a week and could easily double his money in England with a move to either City, United or Arsenal.
The Premier League leaders are keen to secure a long-term successor to Fernandinho.