KEY POINTS

  • Manchester United and Sporting CP are set to resume transfer talks
  • Bruno Fernandes wants to play for United
  • The transfer deal could cost United at least £60 million

Manchester United is scheduled to continue its negotiations with Sporting Lisbon sometime this week about the possible landing of a Portuguese Midfielder, a report said.

According to Sky Sports News, Bruno Fernandes has boldly expressed his intention to transfer to United and his present club Sporting is reportedly open on granting the 25-year-old’s last-ditch wish to join the English football club when the said talks resume.

If there is someone who believes Fernandes could make waves somewhere else, it is Sporting CP head coach Silas who expressed his willingness to let go of his high-potential footballer, saying the Portuguese deserve to play in the Premier League.

SSN initially reported on Friday the details of the deal in the progress. Based on the published article, an offer was placed on the table which is worth £60 million with which United is expected to pay £43 million upfront and £17 million in add ons as the English club is said to be unwilling to release other players as part of the deal.

“There is speculation that no player will be leaving in part-exchange, meaning they made need to pay around £60 million upfront for Fernandes,” Alexander Netherton of SB Nation’s The Busby Babe said.

Apparently, the Portuguese football club felt the offer was not enough to reach a bond. However, there is a strong belief that as the clubs meet again, a consensus could finally be reached.

“It is now thought Sporting are not totally happy with the structure of the deal and would want more money upfront, but agents' fees may have complicated the payments plan. There was a strong feeling that Fernandes had played his final game for the club on Friday against Benfica,” the report from SSN read.

Strangely, Fernandes is still listed in the team’s roster for Tuesday’s semi-final game against Braga in the Portuguese League Cup.

Mason Greenwood (right) and Marcus Rashford (left) both scored in Manchester United's 4-1 win over Newcastle Mason Greenwood (right) and Marcus Rashford (left) both scored in Manchester United's 4-1 win over Newcastle Photo: AFP / Paul ELLIS