Since joining Shakhtar in 2013 from Internacional, Fred has grown into one of the most sought after midfielders in Europe; United have done well to finalize a deal.
According to The Sun, now that Fred and Diogo Dalot are confirmed in Manchester, Mourinho wants the Alderweireld deal wrapped up before the World Cup kicks off on Thursday.
Whoever arrives at the club this summer will become the sixth centre back to be on the United books at this point in time, and Mourinho doesn't plan on selling any others unless they request to leave.
The story says that Manchester United value Alderweirled at around £20m less than Spurs' valuation of around £70m.
Varane has always been linked with a move to Old Trafford and Mourinho is a known fan of the French international's as he was the man in charge when Madrid signed him from Lens in 2011 so a reunion could be on the cards if United could agree a fee with Madrid.
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That must mean Real Madrid have finally managed to lure David de Gea from Old Trafford after years of laying the groundwork, and the Express believes that United have already identified the England gloveman as the man to take over from the Spaniard between the sticks.