Manchester United have agreed a deal for Bruno Fernandes and are working on the smaller details of the transfer, according to a report in Italy.
According to Pietro Balzano Prota, the director of Italian outlet Radio Rossonera, United are very close to signing the Sporting Lisbon midfielder after agreeing a deal with Sporting Lisbon.
United are reportedly trying to tie up the finer details of the transfer, which is believed to be in the region of £71million.
Fernandes’ agent was set to jet into England for talks with Manchester United after A Bola claimed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were frontrunners to sign the player, who scored or assisted 50 goals in 53 appearances last season in the Primeira Liga.
An agreement with the club has been reached. They are supposedly working on the last details, one aspect being the commissions. Various clubs seem interested in the player, but for now ManUtd is very close to signing him.
— Pietro Balzano Prota (@PBPcalcio) June 9, 2019
The same source then suggested United were dragging their heels over the deal, but Balzano Prota claims the deal is done for the player, who impressed again in Portugal’s 1-0 Home Nations win over Holland on Sunday with his powerful shooting catching the eye.
The player himself though, who has also been linked with Man City and Tottenham, was giving nothing away when interviewed after last night’s final.
“I know nothing, I will take the next few days to understand what is true,” Fernandes told Sport Mediaset.
“We know that newspapers sometimes have to make a show to move the market and sell. I’m calm, I’m at a big club. I don’t need to move, I’m not trying to leave.
“If the opportunity comes to go to a team that you can’t refuse, I’ll talk to Sporting.’
And when asked about a potential move to Inter Milan, Fernandes replied: “I had a great time in Italy, I still watch the Italian championship: both Inter and the others, I follow them all.
“I do not know if their interest is true, but Inter are a great team, they have history. ‘They have a great coach who has made history with Juventus, he has done well with their national team, but the other teams will strengthen as well.”