Monaco's Fabinho: Manchester United transfer 'would be very tempting'

Monaco midfielder Fabinho says he would be tempted by an offer from Manchester United this summer.

Sources have told ESPN FC that United have other midfield targets -- including Tottenham's Eric Dier and Chelsea's Nemanja Matic -- but sources close to Fabinho are saying both United and Manchester City hold an interest in the former Rio Ave man.

Some reports have linked Fabinho with a move to Old Trafford, and the 23-year-old says he would be open to working with Jose Mourinho again after their short time together at Real Madrid.

He told Esporte Interativo: "If Mourinho invites me [to join United], it would be very tempting, but, first of all, I would have to talk with my agent and with Monaco to make the things right.

"But Manchester United is a great team, and I would think about it, for sure."

But despite his interest in United, Fabinho told ESPN Brasil's Antonio Strini that he's currently happy at Monaco.

"I speak every day with my agent, and he always says to me that when an official proposal comes, he will inform me," Fabinho said. "Today I have nothing, I'll be back to Monaco, start the preseason with Monaco. I have contract with Monaco until 2021"

Fabinho played a key role in Monaco's Ligue 1 triumph last season, and their run to the Champions League semifinals.

Monaco have already lost Bernardo Silva to City while midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko and forward Kylian Mbappe have been linked with moves away.

United are close to admitting defeat in their pursuit of Dier with Tottenham adamant they will not sell a player who signed a new five-year contract in September.

There is hope, however, that if Chelsea can secure Bakayoko from Monaco, Antonio Conte could allow Matic to move to Old Trafford to be reunited with Mourinho.