In 8 hours Man Utd and Sporting CP haggle over Fernandes fee

Manchester United ready to firm up interest in Sporting’s Bruno Fernandes

Man United target Fernandes unlikely to be signed in time for LFC clash

The 25-year old Portuguese footballer, Bruno Fernandes operates as a central attacking midfielder for Sporting Lisbon - a club in Portugal's football league, Primeira Liga. They were not impressed with any of United's suggestions, which is what is holding up the deal.

The Express says Man Utd are hopeful of getting the deal wrapped-up before the end of the week but Sporting are trying to delay things until after the weekend so Fernandes can play in their showdown with Benfica on Friday night.

United continue to sit third on that particular list, behind Barcelona and Real Madrid, but could slip behind arch-rivals Manchester City - who are sixth at present - next year.

"There has been talk now of the potential of United players moving the other way as part of that deal", Sheth said.

Reports in Portugal claim Sporting want United defender Marcos Rojo included in the deal.

Solskjaer claims that he will be backed in the winter market if the right targets can be identified, with the United board prepared to match on-field ambition with financial support off it.

The two clubs' negotiations are stuttering over their respective valuations of Fernandes, with Sporting now wanting a transfer fee of £64million, paid up front.

"Another name being mentioned is Angel Gomes, he has dual English and Portuguese citizenship and his contract at United expires in the summer".

Bruno Fernandes is arguably one of the top talents now honing their craft in Portugal.

Like all Manchester United supporters, I can not wait for the club to reinforce the squad and officially announce the capture of Bruno Fernandes.

"I've got no transfer updates", he said.

"But again this might be Ole Gunnar Solskjaer proving his worth again, a good manager". "If we get something we can tell you about we will, but we've got no news now".

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