Manchester United could reportedly be set to make a move for AS Monaco right-back Fabinho this summer, with Marcos Rojo heading in the other direction.
According to France Football (h/t Get French Football News), Fabinho is "hell-bent" on joining a Premier League side and is "expected to get that wish" this summer, with United manager Jose Mourinho having made him an "absolute priority."
The Red Devils had let their interest in the Brazilian "cool" after Monaco put a €25 million (£21.5 million) valuation on him, not including bonuses and incentives.
However, if Monaco beat Villarreal on Tuesday and qualify for the UEFA Champions League group stage, the 22-year-old will be given permission to leave per an agreement between the club and the player.
An outstanding attacking full-back, Fabinho scored eight goals in all competitions last season and provided five assists. He does not shirk his defensive duties either, as demonstrated by Squawka Football:
Here is a look at some of his highlights from the campaign:
If he is available, it would pose something of a dilemma at Old Trafford given Antonio Valencia's resurgence in form this season.
Football writer Liam Canning hailed his impressive performance in United's Premier League opener against Bournemouth:
That said, Valencia is 31—while he's hardly at the end of his career, the club will need to replace him relatively soon and Matteo Darmian has thus far failed to convince. Fabinho could make an excellent capture.
Meanwhile, the Sun's Phil Cadden reported that Monaco are interested in Rojo, but they would "want United to subsidise" his wages.
The 26-year-old has failed to impress at Old Trafford, so it would not be surprising if he was sold or loaned out this summer.
Should the Argentinian be open to joining Monaco, it could benefit United immeasurably in any negotiations for Fabinho.