Fabinho could snub Manchester United for a future move to rivals City because the player has a ‘soft spot’ for the Citizens, says his father.
The 23-year-old has been extensively linked to both clubs as his stock continues to rise at Ligue 1 side Monaco.
The Brazilian has emerged as one of the best right-backs in Europe and has played an intrinsic role in helping propel his side to the top of the Ligue 1 table.
Speaking to Telefoot, Fabinho’s father Joao hinted that the Etihad Stadium could be a possible destination for the youngster.
“We have talked to Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal … We have even been approached by Barcelona, but it didn’t go any further,” he said.
“We like Manchester United and the work of Mourinho, but we have a little soft spot for City.”
Fabinho has also admitted that the lure of the Premier League ‘interests’ him – but hastened to add that he remains happy at the Stade Louis II.
“I have a contract until 2021, but the Premier League is a league that interests me and maybe one day I will come and play here,” the Brazilian said.
“I know my name was linked with more than one English club but I am happy at Monaco at the moment.”
“He [his father] spoke about clubs that I might have been interested in in the past,” Fabinho added. “It’s not topical, I don’t think about it at the moment, I am very much focused on Monaco and tomorrow’s game.”