Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is unsure whether to try and complete a move for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes despite Ole Gunnar Solskjaer giving his seal of approval, according to reports.
Fernandes has emerged as a primary target for a number of Premier League clubs, with Liverpool also interested.
Both see the 24-year-old’s scoring prowess – he has 32 goals and 18 assists in 53 games for Sporting this season – as ideal to solve their respective creativity struggles.
However, O Jogo (via Metro) claims that Woodward has thrown a spanner in the works for United as he has become ‘hesitant’ over a deal for Fernandes.
The report adds that United have stalled and are showing ‘indecision’ during negotiations, despite requesting a meeting next week in Lisbon to discuss the potential transfer.
Any deal for the Portugal international would cost United in the region of £71million with Woodward keen to avoid making any more big-money mistakes.