Chelsea are set to rival Manchester United for the signature of Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes according to Portuguese newspaper Correio da Manhã.
The same report also mentions that Fernandes has a €100m release clause in his contract over which Sporting want to start a bidding war.
Fernandes has scored an astonishing 26 goals this season only one less than Frank Lampard’s tally of 27 in thee 2010/11 season.
On the verge of achieving such a milestone, the player said in an interview with newspaper Record today :
“Being a goal behind a player like Lampard, obviously there is an appetite to match and exceed this mark. Because he’s a midfielder of a level above the average and that marked much the history of English football and also Chelsea.”