Manchester United handed boost in pursuit of £70m Bruno Fernandes as Sporting Lisbon ‘close in on deal for midfielder’s replacement’
- Manchester United have been handed a boost in their chase of Bruno Fernandes
- The Portugal international is valued at £70m by his club Sporting Lisbon
- Old Trafford chiefs are already reportedly in talks with Sporting over the move
- And Sporting are closing in on signing a replacement, Aleksandar Trajkovski
Manchester United have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Bruno Fernandes after Sporting Lisbon closed in on his replacement.
The Portugal international playmaker, 24, is a summer transfer target for both clubs as they look to strengthen in that area of the field.
Fernandes, who is valued at £70million, scored 32 goals and added 18 assists in all competitions last season and helped his country win the UEFA Nations League.
Manchester United have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Bruno Fernandes
The Old Trafford club have reportedly entered talks with the Sporting Lisbon and Portugal star
United reportedly met officials from Sporting to make progress on the deal this week and now reports by Italian website Alfredo Pedulla say the Portuguese club have found his replacement.
Manchester City have also been linked with Fernandes this summer.
Sporting are closing in on a deal for Palermo’s Aleksandar Trajkovski, 26, who is poised to sign a four-year contract.
Sporting Lisbon are closing in on the signing of Aleksandar Trajkovski to replace Fernandes
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is rebuilding his team this summer
Trajkovski, an international player for North Macedonia, is versatile enough to play the playmaker role, as well as on the wing and up front.
United will certainly need to fill a hole in midfield if Paul Pogba gets his wish and completes a £150m move to Real Madrid or Juventus this summer.
Newcastle United’s Sean Longstaff is another possibility but Old Trafford chiefs have reportedly been left stunned by his £50m price tag.