Manchester United have been linked with a lot of world-class talents this summer but so far they have failed to sign anyone.
Bruno Fernandes has long been a target of the Old Trafford-based outfit but United are facing competition from Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur. Of course, the two Champions League finalists seem like more a far more lucrative destination for the Sporting Lisbon midfielder but the Red Devils seem to be the only one who can pay his £70m asking price.
Manchester City have expressed a desire as well but they are strongly leaning towards Atletico Madrid’s Rodri. Fernandes is currently busy on international duties in the UEFA Nations League.
Ed Woodward is impatient to conclude a deal for the central defender right after the completion of the tournament. The 24-year-old helped Portugal to the finals after a 3-1 win over Switzerland this week.
Reports claim that the 24-year-old’s agent, Miguel Pinho will be travelling to London soon to meet with several clubs over a potential transfer. Fernandes stood out this past season, scoring 32 goals and setting up 18 assists in 53 games across all competitions for Sporting.
With Pogba drawing stronger links to a move away from Manchester this summer, Fernandes is being lined up as a creative replacement in the central area.