Fred was Manchester United’s most expensive signing in the 2018 summer transfer window.

The Brazilian arrived at Old Trafford after spending five years at Shakhtar Donetsk and is now linked with a move away from the 20-time English champions.

Italian outlet Il Romanista claims the midfielder has emerged as a target for AS Roma.

Two days ago, the Serie A side appointed Paulo Fonseca as their new manager and the 26-year-old played under the former for two seasons at Shakhtar Donetsk.

Fonseca wants to strengthen Roma’s midfield, a position he considers vital for his team’s success and therefore, it’s claims he suggested the name of the Red Devils player.

Fred struggled in his debut season in England, where he was restricted to 17 appearances in the league, which included 13 starts.

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The report explains the South American is unhappy with the way things progressed in his first season in the Premier League, which is why he would not ‘put his foot down’ if there is a possibility of a move.

TMW and Calciomercato are also carrying the story and the idea is either a loan with a right of redemption or a straight sale now.