Manchester United seem to be leading the chase for Bruno Fernandes.
The Sporting Lisbon star has been heavily impressive this season, having played a part in 43 goals across all competitions since the start of the term.
Despite being contracted to the Portuguese outfit until 2023, enormous interest has been coming in for the 24-year-old from all over Europe.
A Bola (via Sport Witness) have been providing updates regarding the player’s transfer situation all week, and the manner in which the story has developed could spell good news for the Manchester United fans.
On Wednesday, the Portuguese newspaper claimed that Manchester City and PSG were the frontrunners in the pursuit of Fernandes. The next day, their headline read ‘War in Manchester’, indicating the Red Devils’ entry in the scenario.
This was followed by the source revealing the names of all the interested parties in this transfer race, which included the likes of Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Juventus, and Inter Milan, along with the three aforementioned clubs.
Now, it is being said that Manchester United were the first club to show their interest. Further, unlike other parties, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is prepared to cough up the attacking midfielder’s €100m release clause.
This update has automatically made the Mancunian giants the favourites to seal this deal, and this enormous transfer war could very well end in the Reds’ favour come summer.