Man Utd make Bruno Fernandes transfer decision after Sporting Lisbon request


Manchester United would reportedly be willing
to walk away from a deal for Bruno Fernandes with Sporting Lisbon requesting the Red Devils
spend more money on the midfielder. The two clubs are still discussing a fee with
Sporting wanting £68million (€80m) however a deal is still to be agreed. Sporting want the deal to consist of €65m
up front with €15m available in add-ons. But talks have now been ongoing for some time,
despite personal terms having been agreed with Fernandes and United. And the Manchester Evening News report that
United would be prepared to walk away from a deal if negotiations don’t end soon. It’s claimed that United will refuse to
overpay for Fernandes, or indeed any potential transfer target, despite boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
wanting to strengthen his squad. Manchester United are committed to spending
should their targets become available, with Fernandes having been regularly linked with
a move to Old Trafford. Though Solskjaer has been tight-lipped when
talking about potential incomings during this month’s transfer window. “I’ve got no transfer updates, so no,” the
Norwegian said. “If we get something that we can tell you
about we will, but I’ve got no news now. “I can’t tell you about any players that
play for other teams, no. We’re focusing on this team at the moment.” Express Sport understands the Red Devils are
willing to offer Fernandes a five-year contract worth £150,000-a-week. The 25-year-old played what could be his final
match for Sporting on Friday as they lost 2-0 to rivals Benfica. After the match his manager Silas said: “I
hope now. So far we don’t know, nor does Bruno know. “We will try to keep him for more games,
but it’s not up to us. “If I could have a backup, would it be Bruno
Fernandes? Without a doubt, I already said that Bruno
does things for two or three players. “I would prefer that he not leave. We have to understand the ambition of the
player. “He prefers to play in a league superior
to ours.” There has been suggestions that Fernandes
will be in the stands at Anfield today as Manchester United take on Liverpool in the
Premier League.

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