Man United won’t meet 24-year-old’s £70m asking price – report

Man United are reluctant to meet Sporting Lisbon's valuation of Bruno Fernandes in the summer transfer window, according to a report

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Photo: MUTV)

Manchester United are not willing to spend £70m on Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes this summer, according to a report in England.

The Telegraph, as quoted by Metro, is reporting that the Red Devils aren’t prepared to meet Sporting Lisbon’s valuation of the attacking midfielder despite Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s eagerness to get a deal over the line.

The same article states that Manchester United believe that the Portuguese club are being lavish in their demands but are willing negotiate a lower transfer fee with Sporting Lisbon for the 24-year-old.

According to the same story, the 20-time English champions could look to sign an alternative following the departures of Marouane Fellaini and Ander Herrera.

The Telegraph go on to add that Manchester United could look to snap up West Ham midfielder Declan Rice or Newcastle youngster Sean Longstaff to bolster their midfield options.

Manchester United have only signed Swansea City midfielder Daniel James in a £15m deal from the Championship side in the 2019 summer transfer window so far.

The Red Devils are set to undergo an overhaul this summer as Solskjaer looks to put his own imprint on the Manchester United squad ahead of the new season.

The 20-time English champions finished the 2018-19 Premier League season in sixth spot.

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