Fulham are interested in signing Fred from Manchester United this summer, talkSPORT understands.
The Brazil international is set to enter the final year of his contract at Old Trafford.
And Erik ten Hag could cash in to boost his summer funds with a striker and goalkeeper among his top targets.
United and Fulham faced off in the final day of the Premier League season on Sunday.
And Cottagers boss Marco Silva was spotted speaking to Fred in the car park.
According to eyewitnesses, the Portuguese coach rushed off the team bus to catch Fred before he left the premises.
Silva is pushing for the signing of Fred, talkSPORT understands, and would be the latest Brazilian from a top club to make the move to Craven Cottage, including Willian and Andreas Pereira.
United could let the midfielder leave as they look to spruce up their own squad.
The 30-year-old joined the club in 2018 and has made 212 appearances.
Despite the signings of Casemiro and Christian Eriksen, Fred has actually played more games this season than any other he has had at Old Trafford.
In total, he has appeared in 55 matches and could make one more when United take on Manchester City in the FA Cup final this weekend.
But Ten Hag could look to sell Fred this summer and look for a younger midfielder.
Mason Mount of Chelsea is the favoured choice amid his contract wrangles at Stamford Bridge.
But moves for Declan Rice, Romeo Lavia and Alexis Mac Allister have not been ruled out with all three expected to be on the move this summer.
As for Fulham, they have had a brilliant first year back in the Premier League after winning promotion the season before under Silva.
There were even hopes of finishing in a European spot but they have had to settle for 10th, a fine achievement still.
Silva has helped players such as Willian and Pereira find their best form and the hope is that he can have a similar effect on Fred.
While the former Shakhtar star has often enjoyed a fine spell in the United squad, he has come in for criticism at times.
Source: Talk Sport