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News from Portugal claim Bruno Fernandes to Manchester United is done

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Breaking news from Portugal claims that the deal which will see Bruno Fernandes join Manchester United from Sporting Lisbon is almost done.

The story developed very quickly after the reports of Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his assistant Mike Phelan visiting Portugal last weekend to watch the Portuguese international emerged in the media.

It was then reported by the Portuguese outlet O Jogo that Sporting’s president Frederico Varandas flew to London to discuss the further details of the transfer with Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward at the club’s offices in Mayfair.

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand fuelled further speculations when he tweeted ‘Brunoooooo’, however, he later apologised for it and accepted he did not have any insider information regarding the matter.

The flames were fanned further shortly afterward when Fernandes’ agent Rui Guimaraes liked Ferdinand’s tweet but then appeared to delete his Twitter account.

Late last night, Correio de Manha reported that talks had progressed well and that a deal was close.

The stories seem to have some weight to them as they have been confirmed to a greater or lesser extent by reputable journalists such as the BBC’s Simon Stone and The Athletic’s Sam Pilger and Laurie Whitwell.

The Daily Star tried to add another twist in the tale by reporting this morning that the deal may be held up by the fact that Sporting are requesting that a Manchester United player – potentially Marcos Rojo – is included in the deal. Whitwell, however, has tweeted that Rojo will not be included in the deal.

And just minutes ago, O Jogo has reported that the deal is nearly concluded, with just details such as global rights issues to be resolved.

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2 Comments

    • mm

      Daily Star have a habit of adding unnecessary twists to the tale so that in case the transfer doesn’t materialise, they will still be left with some sensational stories.

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