Manchester United have reached an agreement to sign Brazil midfielder Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk for a reported £47m.
The 25-year-old, who has been selected for this summer’s World Cup, is set to become Old Trafford boss Jose Mourinho’s first signing of the summer.
United are also closing in on Porto’s 19-year-old defender Diogo Dalot and should complete the deal this week.
Dalot has a £17.4m release clause and is understood to have had his medical.
The transfer should hasten the exits of Italian full-back Matteo Darmian, who has been strongly linked with Juventus, and Netherlands defender Daley Blind, neither of whom has a long-term future under Mourinho.