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Bruno Fernandes could sign for Man City ahead of Man United

Timothy Aiyeku

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Bruno Fernandes

Premier League champions Manchester City are back in the hunt for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes according to the latest reports from Portugal.

Manchester City could throw a spanner in the works of city rivals Manchester United and their bid to sign the Portuguese international star.

According to the specific report from the stables of Portuguese media outlet Corriere da Manha, Manchester City are ready to blow Manchester United out of the race to sign Bruno Fernandes.

Manchester City want to offer €100m for the player’s transfer but it won’t be during this winter transfer market as the Citizens are targeting a summer swoop. This could be an advantage for Manchester United who are keen on a January transfer rather than a summer move.

Manchester United have been in negotiations with Sporting Lisbon for the player in the past week and they are not close to an agreement for him.

The Red Devils are not willing to pay the €70m asking price set for Bruno Fernandes by Sporting Lisbon.

Bruno Fernandes is a goalscoring midfielder which is a scarce commodity in modern day football.

The 25-year-old has scored eight goals and added assists for seven more goals in 15 league games this term.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.