Agent of Man Utd target flies in as Benfica prepare €100m midfielder’s sale

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Representatives of Manchester United target Gedson Fernandes are in England examining the player’s options, claims a report in Portugal.

The 20-year-old midfielder, who Sky Sports reported earlier this week is on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s target list, will be allowed to leave the Benfica this month, report Record.

Sky Sports News reported on Monday that Fernandes was one of a number of targets for United ahead of the January transfer window.

The player is reported to have fallen foul of coach Bruno Lage after not featuring in any of the Benfica’s last seven games.



Now the Portuguese outlet claim that after not making the squad for their last three league games Fernandes will be allowed to leave this month on a loan deal, with an option to buy in the summer.

RMC reported that Ligue 1 side Lyon are preparing to offer a loan deal, while Inter Milan are also interested in the player, who has recently swapped agents.

A Bola via Sport Witness claim that Fernandes has swapped from Portuguese agent Miguel Pinho to super-agent Pini Zahavi to “give a new direction” to his career.

His new representative is understood to be in England and has held a “number of meetings”as he tries to get Fernandes fitted up with a club where he will get game time.

Record report there are no offers on the table as yet, but Benfica are keen to offload the talented younsgter, who has a buyout clause of €100m.

The common consensus is that he will sell for a fee much lower than his release clause, with a figure of around €40m being bandied around, because his game time has been limited and both parties want a sale.

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking to add an attacking midfielder to his squad and if the Norwegian is serious about Fernandes a loan deal could be hammered out this month.

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