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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.