Ed Woodward should be held responsible if £62m target fails to join Man United

Manchester United have been linked with the signing of Sporting Lisbon ace Bruno Fernandes in the past few weeks. However, the club could be about to miss out on the transfer due to disagreement over his value.

Reports from England say that United chief Ed Woodward is not ready to pay the £70 million asking price for the midfielder. Manchester United are light in the midfield following the departures of Marouane Fellaini and Ander Herrera.

Fernandes had been viewed as an upgrade to both players due to his impressive résumé. It is understood that United want to focus on the signing of Aaron Wan-Bissaka before negotiating a fee with Sporting Lisbon.

This has seen Tottenham appear to be the favourites to sign the 24-year-old midfielder. The Champions League finalists sent representatives to meet with the player’s agent last week in London over a potential move,

United also met with Fernandes agent but talks appear to have stalled. United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is still keen on the midfielder and wants the club to sign him before the start of pre-season in July.

This transfer looks like one that could drag until the end of the transfer window as it appears that most clubs interested are not ready to meet Sporting Lisbon valuation of the midfielder.

Fernandes was exceptional last season netting 31 goals in all competitions.

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