Manchester United in talks with Sporting Lisbon for £50m Midfielder, Red Devils fall further behind in race to sign Matthijs de Ligt and more Manchester United Transfer News: July 4, 2019
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#4 United in talks with Sporting for £50m Midfielder
Manchester United continue to be linked with a host of midfielders, as Solskjaer targets a midfield revamp this summer. One player who has attracted the imagination of the manager as well as the fans is Portuguese midfielder Bruno Fernandes. United have long been linked with a move for the midfielder, as we have revealed time and again in this segment. And latest reports suggest that the club's interest in the Portuguese is genuine.
Sky Sports reports that Manchester United are very interested in securing the player this summer. Bruno Fernandes' manager has reportedly travelled to the United Kingdom to initiate talks with the club to secure a deal. Interestingly, Fernandes has a release clause of just £31m and there's also a clause in his contract which states that if a club agrees to pay the amount, but Sporting refuses to sell, the Portuguese side will have to pay the player £4.5m!
Despite that, Sporting are believed to be expecting more than £50m for the midfielder. Only time will tell if United will be interested in matching their expectations.Published 04 Jul 2019, 21:53 IST