Bruno Fernandes’ agent is reported to have jetted into England to thrash out a deal with Manchester United, according to reports.
Portugal international Fernandes is high up on Manchester United’s wishlist, but the Red Devils are yet to agree on a transfer fee with Sporting Lisbon.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s United are only prepared to pay around €35million (£31m) for the midfielder while Sporting are holding out for €60million (£53m).
Recent reports from Portugal claimed Manchester United had already spoken to Fernandes over a phone call and had thrashed out personal terms with him prior to settling on a fee with Sporting.
And now La Gazzetta dello Sport journalist Nicolo Schira is reporting that Fernandes’ agent Miguel Pinho is in England ahead of talks with Man United.
It has been claimed that the agent will discuss a deal with United for the sale of his client.
United have allegedly made a telephone agreement with Pinho and are willing to pay the midfielder €6m-a-season (£5.3m) in wages, plus bonuses.
As aforementioned, the Portuguese club are holding out for a huge fee for their star man, but United appear confident that once terms are agreed Sporting will be pressured into selling.