Man United holds talks with Sporting Lisbon to sign Fernandes – Reports | New strait times

MANCHESTER: Manchester United has had talks with the Portuguese team Sporting Lisbon about the transfer of midfielder Bruno Fernandes, but the clubs have not yet agreed on a fee, British media said.

United, who is fifth in the Premier League, seeks to strengthen his midfield for the rest of the campaign with the record firm of Paul Pogba recovering from ankle surgery and Scott McTominay suffering a knee injury.

The BBC reported that Sporting valued Fernandes, 25, at 60 million pounds ($ 77.97 million), while Sky Sports said the deal could make United’s defender Marcos Rojo move for another. side.

Fernandes scored two goals when Sporting beat Vitoria Setubal 3-1 on Saturday and head coach Silas was not sure if Portugal’s international would be available to face Benfica on January 17.

“I can’t guarantee any of these things because I don’t know. Bruno is a great player and all players like him have a lot of market,” Silas told Sky Sports.

“I don’t like to think about it, but I will think about alternatives in case Bruno leaves. I hope it doesn’t happen, but we have to start thinking that.” –Reuters

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