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Manchester City are interested in signing Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred – as per reports.

City’s hopes of signing Alexis Sanchez this January have been shattered by arch-rivals Manchester United and now the Citizens are out in the market searching for another midfielder.

Unlike Alexis Sanchez who plays as an attacking midfielder/forward, Fred is more of a defensive midfielder and Guardiola wants to sign the 24-year-old as a long-term replacement to Fernandinho.
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Guardiola has already over-used the 33-year-old making him play 34 matches throughout all competitions this season. So as per Sky Sports News, City are hoping that Fred can be the perfect replacement for Fernandinho is defensive midfield.
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Manchester City’s plan of signing Alexis Sanchez has not materialized this window meaning they have a lot of money to spare and it seems that the Blue Half of Manchester might launch a bid for Fred this month only.

Read: Juventus prepare a bid for Manchester United defender.

Read: Manchester City eyeing a move for United transfer target after they fail to sign Alexis Sanchez.

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