Man United held negotiations with €60m-rated Portugal international

Red Devils have reportedly made a fresh bid for Sporting Lisbon playmaker Bruno Fernandes after further transfer talks. The 25-year-old attacker has long been linked with Man United, and different sources look to have different takes on what exactly is happening behind the scenes.

The latest from A Bola is that Man United have submitted a new offer worth a total of nearly £55m for Bruno, which would include add-ons. It stays to be seen if this will satisfy Sporting, and A Bola’s report has little detail on what might happen next.

Elsewhere, the Daily Mirror have suggested there’s been a breakthrough of sorts in talks, so it could be that Red Devils now feel their latest offer could be enough to get the move over the line. Fernandes looks like he could be an important signing to Red Devils, with he showing many quality, creativity and an eye for goal in his time in Portugal.

Of course, it would be a big step up for him to try to repeat that in the Premier League, but Man United urgently need to spend big this winter as they currently look up against it to finish in the top four. Portugal international helped his national team to get the Euro 2020 ticket and win the 2019 UEFA Nations League.

Marcus Rashford’s recent injury means Red Devils currently lack enough footballers who can score goals, and Bruno record suggests that, despite not being a striker, he could help in that department while Rashford is out.