There is still a chance Manchester United could complete a deal for their top target, Bruno Fernandes, this winter after Sporting Lisbon reportedly lowered their demands.
Manchester United and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer are desperate to make meaningful additions to the squad, with the manager’s current options spread too thin through sales and injury.
Man Utd were believed to be set to complete a deal for Fernandes earlier on but backed down after Sporting had demanded the club offer more, over their £68 million valuations of the player.
The red devils’ last offer, stood at £42.5milion upfront and a further £8.5m in bonuses. But the offer was rejected, and it almost seemed to end United’s pursuit of the playmaker.
However, a recent twist in the deal has seen cash strapped Sporting Lisbon side ask the Premier League club to enter into fresh talks over a January deal, and are willing to drop their valuation of the player to somewhere around £60m this time according to TheSun.
Based on reports from Metro, the target Bruno Fernandes is fuming at both clubs over a break down in the deal at first. Having seen the deal fail in the past summer after much hope of leaving the Portuguese league for the Premier League.
Although nothing has been confirmed, the 25-year-old will feel relieved to see talks back on track. With Manchester United hoping the deal could be concluded before the January transfer window closes on Friday night.