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Tottenham Hotspur ready to make January bid for Sporting Lisbon star Bruno Fernandes

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Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly ready to make another move for Sporting Lisbon’s attacking midfielder Bruno Fernandes in January – possibly paving the way for Christian Eriksen’s departure.

Spurs were interested in Fernandes back in the summer but a deal couldn’t be agree with Sporting – allegedly because the club didn’t accept Spurs’ offer of £40 million plus another £18 million in performance related ads-ons.

However, with Eriksen seemingly edging towards the exit door – he is reportedly not happy and wants to leave – Spurs are looking to go back in for Fernandes as a direct replacement.

Fernandes has been in sparkling form for Sporting so far this season, with 7 goals and 5 assists from just 10 appearances. This is the sort of player who could fill the void should Eriksen leave.

Sporting want £65 million for the 25-year-old. Whether Spurs’ notoriously hard bargain driver chairman Daniel Levy will pay that much remains to be seen.

But a deal could mean that Eriksen is sold in January – meaning Spurs would at least get some transfer fee for him – with Real Madrid and Bayern Munich said to be interested in a deal.

Manchester United bid for Sporting Lisbon star Bruno Fernandes

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Manchester United look set to continue their summer spending after bidding for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes. 

However, Sporting have rejected the £31 million bid, according to Italian newspaper La Gazzetta Dello Sport.

Sporting want to keep hold of their star midfielder and have offered him a contract worth £5.4 million plus bonuses, the Gazzetta reported.

Another consideration for Sporting is that if Fernandes leaves, they will have to pay the player £4.5 million.

Fernandes, 24, scored 19 goals in 31 Primera League matches last season, and 31 goals in 50 appearances in all competitions.

United are thought likely to come back with another bid. Other clubs are thought to be interested in the Portuguese international but United are the only ones to firm up their interest with a bid.

Sporting want £60 million for the player, but United are hoping to bag him for less than £40 million.

In addition, United are thought likely to make a £25 million bid for Newcastle United youngster Sean Longstaff this week.

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.

Liverpool and Tottenham set to battle for signature of £87 million rated Bruno Fernandes

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Champions League chasing clubs Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur are set for a summer transfer battle to land the highly rated Portuguese international Bruno Fernandes.

Scouts from both clubs were watching last weekend as Fernandes starred for Sporting Lisbon against Belenenses, with 2 assists and scoring the winner in a seven-goal thriller. That result that keeps alive Sporting’s chances – albeit slim – of taking the Portuguese league title.

Fernandes has scored 14 goals in all this season, having joined Sporting for just £7.3 million last summer.

He has a release clause of £87 million, and according to The Mirror both Liverpool and Spurs are weighing up making a bid. Sporting would be reluctant to sell, but an offer of that size would be tempting and represent a big return on investment for them.

Spurs are on the lookout for midfielders, especially as Moussa Dembele is thought to the heading out of the club in the summer.

Meanwhile Liverpool already have strength in midfield, and with Naby Keita joining from RB Leipzig in the summer, competition for places will be fierce.