United Dealt Setback In Pursuit Of Bruno Fernandes As New Asking Price Is Revealed

United Dealt Setback In Pursuit Of Bruno Fernandes As New Asking Price Is Revealed

Bruno Fernandes has extended his contract with Sporting Lisbon with the club increasing his release clause to £85m from £65m, according to the Mirror.

Manchester United and Tottenham were reportedly interested in the midfielder and it remains to be seen whether the new deal will end the interest of the two clubs.

Fernandes was heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford over the summer, but it is believed that the Red Devils never made the Portuguese international a top target despite his excellent scoring record from midfield.


The 25-year-old scored 32 goals and contributed 18 assists in 53 appearances last season, but he has managed a more modest nine goals in 17 games so far this campaign.

If United have now moved away from Fernandes entirely after the new contract, there are a number of other attacking midfielders that the club could be considering.

Claims coming out of Germany yesterday suggested that Bayer Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz could well be a target, while the Manchester club are said to have a long-standing interest in Leicester City’s James Maddison.