Manchester United have reportedly agreed a deal in principle for the transfer of Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon.
This long-running saga continues to go back and forth in a frustrating manner, with O Jogo, as translated by Sport Witness suggesting a deal is not as close as had previously been claimed by some.
Earlier this week, Di Marzio claimed a deal looked all but agreed and that Fernandes, 24, would soon become a new Man Utd player.
However, the O Jogo report referenced above states there’s still no formal offer from Man Utd, and that the Portugal international is expected to play against Benfica this Sunday, though it’s suggested it may be his final appearance for the club.
Another report from Correio da Manha, also translated by Sport Witness, states that there is an agreement in principle for Fernandes to link up with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.
They also suggest the deal would most likely happen after Sporting’s game this weekend.
United fans will be hoping they don’t have to wait too much longer now to add this exciting talent, who scored 28 goals from midfield last season to show that he could be an ideal upgrade on the inconsistent Paul Pogba.
He’d be the third signing of the summer for MUFC, joining alongside two other extremely promising talents in Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James.