Manchester United and AC Milan to battle to sign Sporting Lisbon’s Bruno Fernandes this summer

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Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes is attracting interest from Manchester United and AC Milan who are both lining up summer bids, according to reports. 

Fernandes, 24, has been in sparkling form for Sporting this season, scoring 27 goals in 46 appearances in all competitions and providing 15 assists.

Portuguese news site A Bola has claimed that United representatives have already begun informal talks with Sporting over a transfer.

However, United will face strong competition for the Portugal international, with AC Milan thought to be safe interested. He spent several seasons in Serie A at Udinese and Sampdoria and could be tempted by a move back to Italy.

Sporting appear willing to do business with suitors – they have a history of selling if the price is right.

Fernandes has a release clause of £86 million, but interested clubs will be hoping to secure his signature for less than that.