Manchester United are reported to be ready to launch a £65million bid for Bruno Fernandes this week.
The Red Devils have been heavily linked with the Portugal midfielder in recent days with Sporting Lisbon said to be in negotiations over selling their prized asset.
The Portuguese club have been open to selling Fernandes since the summer when the midfielder was reported to be subject of interest from United and Tottenham
But United appear to be making their move – though reports suggested that they did not want to meet Sporting’s valuation.
The Mirror claims Sporting were offered two of Marcos Rojo, Joel Pereira or Angel Gomes but the Libson outfit have rejected that offer.
So United are said to have accepted that they will have to raise the bid, with a £60million cash bid in the offing, with another £5million set to follow in add-ons.
The speculation over his future does not appear to be affecting Fernandes, who scored two goals on Saturday night to take his record for the season to 15 goals and 13 assists in 25 games.
— Bruno Fernandes (@B_Fernandes8) January 12, 2020
Speaking after a 3-1 the victory at Vitoria Setubal, Sporting coach Silas said he wasn’t sure for how much longer he could count on Fernandes.
“I can’t guarantee any of these things because I don’t know,” he said.
“I’m already thinking about the game with Benfica [on Friday] and I’m thinking about using him.”