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Transfer news: Man United in talks to seal £60m deal for 13-goal star

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Manchester United are in talks to sign Sporting Lisbon’s Bruno Fernandes

Manchester United are ready to firm up their interest in Sporting Lison midfielder Bruno Fernandes. (h/t BBC)

The Portuguese midfielder is also keen on a move to Old Trafford with a fee of £60m being touted. United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and assistant, Mike Phelan, watched Fernandes play against FC Porto on 5th January.

Midfield is a position where United are thin in numbers. Ander Herrera and Marouane Fellaini weren’t replaced and the likes of Scott McTominay and Paul Pogba are out injured.

Bruno Fernandes
Bruno Fernandes

Signing Fernandes will not just give United options in a depleted area of the squad but also add some much-needed quality to the attack. Sporting are already in the process of replacing the midfielder and are exploring alternatives. (h/t Guardian)

United were constantly linked with the player in the summer but it amounted to nothing. Fernandes extended his contract at Sporting until 2023 in November.

The 25-year-old has played 25 times for Sporting this season and has scored 13 goals and 10 assists. (h/t Whoscored)

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Fernandes was a part of the Portuguese squad that won the UEFA Nations League in 2019. United are currently 5th in the table, 5 points off 4th-placed Chelsea. We next face arch-rivals, Liverpool, at Anfield in the English Premier League.