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Sporting chief hints Bruno Fernandes price tag as United close in

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With Manchester United closing in on Bruno Fernandes, the club’s president has hinted that the playmaker won’t come cheap.

As Manchester United close in on the capture of Bruno Fernandes, Sporting CP president has said that the player is going to cost quite a bit.

Frederico Varandas says that his team is hoping to earn more from the transfer they have in the past as Bruno Fernandes looks to leave the club.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been very keen on bringing in an influential playmaker following some inconsistent displays from his creative players. And with Paul Pogba likely to leave Old Trafford, the team needs a player of Fernandes’ calibre to come with the goods next season.

While Tottenham Hotspur are also looking to sign the Portugal international, it is believed that the player prefers a move to Manchester United. Moreover, the Red Devils are keen on offering the player a lucrative contract while also making him central to their plans moving forward.

And the Portuguese club’s president believes that the sale of Bruno Fernandes is going to be the most expensive sale in the club’s history. However, he went on to state that so far no offers have been made while speaking to a local radio channel as reported by The Daily Star.

“It could be the most expensive sale of Sporting,” he told Radio Observar.

“The most expensive so far was João Mário, for €40m (£36m).

“There have been only talks for Bruno Fernandes, for now.

“I can only say that if a player leaves that can earn us millions, we will be prepared to attack the market.

“Always in a sustained way.

“I want Bruno Fernandes to stay, but everyone knows the current situation.”

And since Solskjaer is keen on bolstering the squad, United will definitely be looking to beat the competition by offering terms that Sporting cannot refuse.