Bruno Fernandes’ brokers flew to London on Friday for talks over a possible switch to Manchester United, in response to stories.
The participant’s brokers met with Sporting Lisbon president Frederico Varandas and United chief executives Ed Woodward and Matt Decide in Mayfair earlier than the weekend.
The Mail declare the Pink Devils are eager to strike a £55million take care of Sporting after accidents to key midfielders Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay.
United, together with Tottenham, have been focused on signing Fernandes final summer time, however have been postpone by his £70million price ticket.
Sporting’s drop in valuation has seen United race forward with plans to signal Fernandes, who has scored 12 targets in all competitions this season.
Any potential deal might additionally embody United gamers heading the alternative method.
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United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and assistant Mike Phelan reportedly watched the Portugal midfielder in motion towards Porto on Sunday.
On Friday, Solskjaer refused to disclaim his scouting journey.
He stated: “We return to hypothesis. I do go and watch video games on a regular basis, the place I’ve been is irrelevant.
“That’s one other participant in a distinct membership I can’t talk about.”
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And on the identical day, Sporting boss Silas admitted he’s starting to plan for all times with out Fernandes.
He stated: “I’m beginning to think about alternate options inside our group if Bruno doesn’t stick with us. I hope that doesn’t occur.
“In Portugal, sadly, we are able to’t hold the perfect gamers for lengthy. Bruno is the perfect participant within the league.”