Sporting president warns Manchester City of Bruno Fernandes high price tag

Manchester United will have to fork out a substantial amount of money to capture the services of Bruno Fernandes, according to the Sporting Lisbon president

After bringing in Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James from Crystal Palace and Swansea respectively, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is now keen to add some extra quality to his midfield.

The Red Devils have been on the 24-year-old’s trail for quite some time now, and they reportedly ready to step up their interest in the coming days.

Faced with the loss of Ander Herrera, who joined Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer earlier this summer, the Red Devils fans expect a proper reaction from the club’s hierarchy in the market.

Although United are set to be allocating £50million for the highly-rated midfielder, the Sporting Lisbon president Frederico Varandas indicates he won’t accept anything less than £56million for his headline performer.

Varandas told RTP: “I don’t know if there are many or if there are few [interested clubs].”

“What I know, a lot has been spoken of values, coming to the press, €55m, €62m… for that, he doesn’t leave, for sure.

“If Bruno Fernandes leaves, players with quality will come. But if Bruno leaves.”

Fernandes’ remarkable attacking output of 32 goals and 18 assists across all competitions last term has not gone unnoticed, as Paris Saint-Germain also showed appreciation for his services.

Manchester City and AC Milan have also been linked with a move for the Portugal international, but United remain in the driver’s seat for now.

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