Several reports have seen fresh links suggesting that Manchester United are closing in on the signing on Fabinho.
When we bring you a report here at The Football Faithful, we like to get to the bottom of it, or at least find the actual source of the story, and when we saw the stories about Fabinho, this was no different. However, when we looked into these reports, there was something a little strange. Here is what we discovered.
Firstly, The Metro have reported that the Monaco midfielder has told reporters that he is ready to seek a new challenge away from the 2016/17 Ligue 1 Champions. However, when we read the quotes, there was something quite familiar about them. In fact, they were the exact same quotes that The Football Faithful brought you last month!
Elsewhere, the Mirror and the Sun have both said that United are close to agreeing a deal for the midfielder, and while the Mirror only say that their source is Sky Italia, The Sun actually use Sky Italia journalist Gianluca Di Marzio as their source.
However, for those who want to double check what we are saying to be true, the report from Di Marzio was actually written and published in June 2017 – eight months ago!
So, what is going on? Well, unless there are further reports in the coming days, then we would suggest that nothing new is happening and everyone is jumping on the bandwagon of an old interview and report resurfacing.
When anything does happen, of course you can trust The Football Faithful to bring it to you as and when it happens.