Manchester United are all set to launch a bid for Bruno Fernandes.
Recent reports from the English media suggest that the Red Devils are close to finalising the transfer of star centre-back Harry Maguire from Leicester City.
Only after getting their top defensive target are they expected to turn their attention towards strengthening their midfield department, and emerging reports state likewise.
According to the Independent, the Mancunian giants are expected to table a concrete offer for Sporting Lisbon playmaker Bruno Fernandes over the next three weeks.
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While their opening bid will be in the region of £50m, Manchester United might eventually have to cough up an increased fee to seal this deal.
However, the fact that they are the only genuine contenders in the race to sign the Portuguese international shall work quite well in their favour.
Moreover, Fernandes himself is eager to complete the switch to Old Trafford, and the possibility of his arrival will not be dependent on Paul Pogba’s future at the club.
The 24-year-old is considered to be one of the most exciting young midfielders in all of Europe, and his recruitment will hugely bolster the creative department in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s unit.