Manchester United are considering a move in signing AS Monaco defender Fabinho in the summer transfer window. The full-back has emerged as a target for manager Jose Mourinho, who is looking to strengthen his side's back four for the new season.

The 22-year-old made 48 starts in all competitions in the 2015/16 campaign, scoring eight goals and registering four assists in the process. According to The Sun, the Portuguese tactician is keen on bringing the Brazil international to Old Trafford.

Fabinho has three years left on his contract at the Stade Louis II and the Ligue 1 outfit value him around £22m ($29.1m). The Old Trafford club's manager wants United to meet the French club's asking price in order to secure the services of the right-back.

Jorge Mendes is the Monaco defender's agent, who is also Mourinho's representative. The player is aware of the growing interest from the Premier League and is open to the idea of making a switch to England in the current transfer window.

The defender has had a brief spell at Real Madrid, where he spent a season on loan in the 2012/13 season. During his time at the Spanish capital club, Mourinho was the manager of the La Liga giants. However, the Brazilian was not a regular inclusion in the starting lineup.

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Fabinho joined Monaco on loan in the summer of 2013 and after spending two years with the French side, he joined his current employers on a permanent transfer in May 2015.

The right-back was the part of the Brazil squad that crashed out of the group stages of the 2016 Copa America Centenario. However, Fabinho failed to break into the starting lineup as he was the second choice player in that position, behind Juventus summer signing, Dani Alves.