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Sky Sports provide fresh update on Manchester United’s move for Bruno Fernandes

Manchester United have reportedly reached a deadlock with Sporting Lisbon in regards to a possible agreement to sign midfielder Bruno Fernandes in the current transfer window.

Fernandes, 25, has been touted to join the Red Devils since the beginning of the year but the club have not been able to find the breakthrough for the transfer due to their reluctance to meet Sporting’s asking price.

According to Sky Sports News, United had initially agreed on a £55m deal in principle to sign the Portuguese but they went back on the proposal soon after to make a reduced £42m bid.

It is added that the Red Devils were in the belief that Sporting were in desperate need of funds before the end of the month but that does not appear the case with the Lisbon side now reluctant to do business.

At present, there is an impasse in the negotiations between the sides and United’s prospects of signing Fernandes are unlikely unless they are willing to re-negotiate to meet Sporting’s previous demands.

With just one week remaining before the transfer deadline, United have certainly left it late in their pursuit of Fernandes but this has not necessarily changed the stance of Sporting, who are unimpressed with the recent handling of the player’s situation.

As such, the United board will definitely have to make the move and increase their transfer offer for the midfielder and this is quite frustrating to hear, given they could have easily signed Fernandes in the first place.

With the transfer saga around Fernandes, there has been pretty much no movement from the club for any other high-profile targets and it won’t be a surprise, if the Portuguese emerges as the only purchase before the deadline.



  1. George Banda

    January 24, 2020 at 5:50 am

    solskjaer is finishing man United right in our own eyes he doesn’t know what he is doing

  2. Excellent Larry A

    January 24, 2020 at 5:59 am

    Man U is never serious when it comes to buying of good players, that’s why we are where we are today.
    Look at the difference between Man U and Liverpool, more than 30 points. Yet, Liver have acquired Minamino even with the arrays of stars they have.
    We are there selling and allowing our best legs to go on loan. That shows the level of inexperience coach in the person of Ole Gunnar we have.
    Fernandes would have made a difference in our midfield that lacks a water carrier.

    • Frederick

      January 24, 2020 at 6:40 am

      I agree but Ed the culprit his always dragging and ends up with nothing ,Soljaer experience not there yet he must stay with uniteds youth seniors to big and his still to easy to read

    • tame Justinus

      January 24, 2020 at 8:12 am

      Buy Fernandes

  3. Abubakar Mohammed wachi

    January 24, 2020 at 6:24 am

    I would never agreed with manutd transfer until I saw a player at training ground .
    Utd are not ready to make their fans happy

  4. james

    January 24, 2020 at 6:41 am

    for sure if u fail to land bruno at just 80million euros who wil u land, u r waiting for city rmadrid 2 take him unles man utd tels us its short of its goals
    the team is blunt upfront, martial just cant lead that line no creativity from midfield buy fernandes u r asured of goals and asists

  5. Amos ramson

    January 24, 2020 at 7:17 am

    I think ole should be sack because he lack coaching experience

  6. Krish Pillay

    January 24, 2020 at 7:20 am

    Ole should be dismissed. He sold all the experience players. Player like Hererra went on a free transfer. Chris Smalling and Sanchez is on loan. Sold Lukaku.

    It is evident that he messed United.

  7. Aloysius susu

    January 24, 2020 at 7:51 am

    If united fans want Glazers and Woodward out, they shouldn’t go to old Trafford to watch any match.

  8. Wings hacx ug

    January 24, 2020 at 11:11 am

    United have spent money on fake players why can’t they buythis Bruno that money hwho is good

  9. MOSHE

    January 25, 2020 at 6:14 am

    Ole is nothing but inexperience
    he has nothing to offer than selling the talented players in Old Trafford.

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