Solskjaer responds to 'speculation' claiming he's been to watch Bruno Fernandes

Solskjaer responds to 'speculation' claiming he's been to watch Bruno Fernandes

Solskjaer responds to 'speculation' claiming he's been to watch Bruno Fernandes

Manchester United fans may be happy to know why, reportedly, Sporting Lisbon are seemingly open to the sale of Bruno Fernandes despite negotiations drawing out.

"What's maybe complicated the issue, to my understanding, Sporting's officials are now in London, and possibly another Premier League club, most likely Tottenham, are also in the hunt for Bruno Fernandes".

Fernandes was on their radar in the summer transfer window as well but the move didn't materialise.

In fact, Fernandes is still directly contributing to a goal every game, with 13 goals and as many assists in 24 outings in all competitions to show for his efforts.

The 25-year-old made the switch to Sporting in 2017, leaving Italian outfit Sampdoria for a fee believed to be around £8.7m.

A step closer to Manchester United?

We are already 11 days in January and there has been much speculation about upcoming arrivals at Manchester United.

Even when Pogba and McTominay are available, Manchester United have had the need for a reliable no. 10, with none of Andreas Pereira, Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard proving to be dependable over long stretches.

Therefore there is a temptation to seek loan deals to as a temporary fix before pursuing long-term targets at the end of the campaign.

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However, the news was recently confirmed via thepeoplesperson that Olé Gunnar Solskjaer and Mike Phelan traveled to Portugal to watch the Portuguese worldwide, and Sporting's president Frederico Varandas has flown to England today to discuss the transfer with representatives of Manchester United.

The player's representatives met in Mayfair with Sporting Lisbon President Frederico Varandas and United, Ed Woodward and Mtt Judge leaders before the weekend.

Sporting coach Silas had claimed he is in the dark over United's interest in his star man. Marcos Rojo was offered as part of the package.

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