Manchester United are leading the race for Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred with the Red Devils having already submitted a bid, according to reports.
The Brazilian is wanted by Manchester City though the new Premier League champions are understood to have offered less than United.
Fred is rated at £50million with Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho on the hunt for new options in midfield.
Arsenal are reportedly also interested though Arsene Wenger is rumoured to want the asking price to fall if he is to make a serious bid.
United need to replace the retiring Michael Carrick with Marouane Fellaini and Paul Pogba also rumoured to be leaving Old Trafford this summer.
And Daily Mail are reporting United are interested enough in Fred to have already placed a bid.