Manchester United move for £62m Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes ‘is not dependent on Paul Pogba sale’
- Midfielder Bruno Fernandes impressed for Portugal in Nations League victory
- He scored 31 goals for Sporting Lisbon last season to attract lots of interest
- Man United and Liverpool are two sides who are interested in signing him
Manchester United’s move for Portugal star Bruno Fernandes will not be swayed by whether Paul Pogba stays at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils lead the £62million race for the 24-year-old midfielder, who has attracted interest from Tottenham, Liverpool and Inter Milan.
According to Portuguese outlet O Jogo, Sporting are keen to conclude a deal done so they can buy a replacement.
Sporting Lisbon ace Bruno Fernandes may consider a move to big European club this summer
Real Madrid and Juventus are keen on Pogba but United will not be distracted by speculation about the midfielder.
Fernandes admitted he would speak to Sporting Lisbon about leaving should a big club make a move for him this summer.
The 24-year-old impressed as Portugal won the Nations League, while his 31 goals from 50 games in midfield last season has also attracted interest from Tottenham and Liverpool.
The 24-year-old midfielder registered a stunning 31 goals in 50 games for his club last season
Speaking to Sport Mediaset, Fernandes said: ‘I know nothing, I will take the next few days to understand what is true.
‘We know that newspapers sometimes have to make a show to move the market and sell. I’m calm, I’m at a big club. I don’t need to move, I’m not trying to leave.
‘If the opportunity comes to go to a team that you can’t refuse, I’ll talk to Sporting.’
He won his maiden senior international cap in 2017 and was part of the Portugal side that exited last year’s World Cup in the last-16.