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Manchester City end interest in Shakhtar Donetsk's Fred

Manchester City end interest in Fred
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Manchester United are reportedly the favourites to sign Fred after Manchester City pull out of the race.

Manchester City have reportedly ended their interest in Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred.

According to the Manchester Evening News, the Sky Blues' local rivals Manchester United have moved into pole position to sign the Brazilian after Pep Guardiola's side dropped out of the race.

United are said to be seeking two midfield acquisitions this summer, with Michael Carrick due to retire and Marouane Fellaini expected to leave Old Trafford.

The Red Devils have reportedly sent scouts to watch Fred in action and received positive feedback about the player.

City, meanwhile, are believed to have turned their attention to Napoli midfielder Jorginho, who is also a Brazil international.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City97202632323
2Liverpool97201631323
3Chelsea96302071321
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs9702167921
5Arsenal86021910918
6Bournemouth95221612417
7Watford95131312116
8Everton94321512315
9Wolverhampton WanderersWolves943298115
10Manchester UnitedMan Utd94231516-114
11Leicester CityLeicester84041412212
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton93241013-311
13Burnley92251017-78
14West Ham UnitedWest Ham9216814-67
15Crystal Palace9216511-67
16Southampton9135614-86
17Cardiff CityCardiff9126819-115
18Fulham91261125-145
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield9036418-143
20Newcastle UnitedNewcastle9027614-82

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