Fresh twist in Fernandes saga as Man Utd stance is revealed

Date published: Thursday 25th July 2019 8:54

Bruno Fernandes Portugal

Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes is unlikely to sign for Manchester United this summer, according to reports.

The Red Devils have reportedly pursued the Portugal playmaker all summer with a number of enquiries being rebuffed by Sporting.

The Independent reported last Monday that United remained confident of securing the 24-year-old before the start of the new season – though it would cost well in excess of £50million to land him.

However, Sky Sports have now poured cold water on the Fernandes transfer rumours by claiming that he is ‘unlikely to join Manchester United this summer.

The Sporting midfielder ‘is not one of their priority signings’ this summer with the likes of Lazio’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Newcastle United’s Sean Longstaff also linked.

Sky Sports adds: ‘It is believed most of the speculation linking the Portugal international has been driven from his homeland, rather than Manchester’.

Fernandes admitted recently that he wants to move to England but insists that he is fully concentrated on his work with Sporting at the moment.

 

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