Monaco midfielder Fabinho has opened up about links with Manchester United, admitting that the English Premier League 'is a league that interests me'.

Important player at Stade Louis II

The 23-year-old Brazilian has become a vital part of Monaco's armoury, finding the back of the net five times in Ligue 1 whilst playing in central midfield. Originally a right back by trade, Fabinho has impressed in the heart of the park this season, forming an important pairing with in-demand French midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, who has scored twice.

Monaco are the highest scoring team in Europe right now and have scored as many as 76 times in the league, more than the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and the English duo of Liverpool and Arsenal.

Their performance against Tottenham in the Champions League is enough to prove every one of their credentials. Fabinho, who has drawn strong links with United over the past two seasons and being one of the most in-demand right-backs in the world, that probably is a given. His father, Joan, has previously claimed that his son has held talks with the Old Trafford based club.

Could a move be on the cards?

The full-back recently spoke about his links with the Red Devils and failed to rule out a move to the Premier League. He said in a press-conference before Monaco's Champions League clash at Manchester City: "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,"

He has previously played under United boss Jose Mourinho, who had handed the Brazilian a debut during his stint at Real Madrid.

"I know my name was linked with more than one English club but I am happy at Monaco at the moment," continued the former Rio Ave man.

Fabinho joined Monaco in 2013 on an initial one-year deal, but extended his loan deal for another year. After making 62 league games during that period, the full-back sealed a permanent move to the Red and Whites for a €6 million in 2015 and has made 59 Ligue 1 appearances since that time.

Monaco are currently at the top of the Ligue 1 charts, three points of second-placed Paris Saint-Germain.