Sporting boss Silas coy on Bruno Fernandes to Manchester United
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The Portuguese’s agents are in talks with United.

But it is not sure whether a deal would be agreed.

Sporting coach Silas has opened up on whether an agreement is in place for Bruno Fernandes to leave the Portuguese club amid links to Manchester United. The club captain is reportedly nearing a move to United after officials from the two clubs are said to have been in talks on Friday.

Fernandes was linked to the Red Devils, Premier League rivals Tottenham and La Liga giants Real Madrid at the start of the season, but a transfer did not materialize as the Portugal international eventually signed a new contract in November.

After scoring twice in Sporting’s 3-1 Primeira Liga win over Vitoria Setubal on Saturday, Silas was asked if Fernandes already has an agreement and whether he would be available for the derby against Benfica.

“I can’t guarantee any of these things because I don’t know,” Silas told reporters post-game, quoted by Metro. “I am already thinking about the game with Benfica and I am thinking about using him [Bruno Fernandes].” Fernandes has scored eight goals and supplied seven assists in the league this season, while he has netted 15 across all competitions.

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