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Shakhtar Donetsk and Brazil midfielder Fred agrees to join Manchester City after Manchester United interest

Brazil international Fred is closing in on a move to Manchester City (Picture: Getty)

Manchester City are close to signing Fred after the Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder reportedly agreed to join the Premier League leaders.

Since leaving Brazil to sign for Shakhtar in 2013, Fred has developed into a key player for the Ukrainian side, playing almost 150 games for the club and helping them to five trophies.

His performances have attracted interest from a number of European clubs, with Manchester United expressing interest in bringing him to Old Trafford earlier in the month.