Man City determined to burn off competition for Fred

Published on: 14 January 2018

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.