Manchester United are reportedly pushing to close deal for Sporting Lisbon’s Bruno Fernandes, after submitting a €55m(£50m) offer, and are ready to contract the midfielder in a deal worth £100,000-a-week.
Having secured the likes of Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expecting to sign at least two more players before the start of the season.
Solskjaer has priotized moves for a midfielder and a center back, with the club pretty close to completing a move for Leicester City’s Harry Maguire too.
Bruno Fernandes, 24, contributed a staggering 32 goals and 18 assists in the past season and certainly hoards the creativity Ole wants in his squad. However, the red devils latest €55m offer may not be enough, as Sporting Lisbon are reportedly holding out for a fee closer to €60m to let the midfielder go.
Sporting have so far rejected all approaches from Manchester United. But according to TheSun, ‘Solskjaer and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward still have full confidence they can lure the 24-year-old to Manchester. And the move does not depend on whether Paul Pogba departs the club.’
Solskjaer wants to replace Ander Herrera and Marouane Fellaini who have both moved on from the club.
Bruno Fernandes is the top priority, but the red devils could be forced into a deal for Newcastle starlet Sean Longstaff – whose £50m valuation had put off a proposed deal between both parties.