Manchester United News: Fernandes, Skriniar, Sanchez

United Mull Over Move

Bruno Fernandes Manchester United transfer news
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Manchester United are considering a summer move for the Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes.

The 24-year-old has scored 24 goals in 43 appearances for the Portugese side this season and is being seen as a replacement for Marouane Fellaini who left for China in January.

Reports last month suggested that Fernandes’ agents have already been contacted over a possible move.

Sporting could be open to any bid. The Portugese side lost nine players last summer after they tore up their contracts following an attack by fans at the club’s training ground. It came after the club’s then president Bruno de Carvalho criticised the side for failing to qualify for the Champions League. Fernandes elected to stay and has had his best season for the team.

No Move For Skriniar

Meanwhile, Manchester United haven’t followed up on reports earlier this year linking them with Inter Milan centre-back Milan Skriniar.

Speaking to Spanish newspaper AS, Mital Halis of the Star & Friends agency that represents Skriniar, claims the main interest has come from Spain.

Real Madrid want to sign him, so do Barcelona; whoever can convince Inter to let him go will sign him this summer. Skriniar is a model professional.”

United were linked last summer with the Slovakia international who has also been linked with Manchester City.

Three On Solskjaer’s Axe List

Manchester United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has identified three players he wants to move on this summer, according to reports.

Alexis Sanchez, Marcos Rojo and Antonio Valencia are the three players Solskjaer wants to move on, claims the Daily Star.

Valencia is out of contract this summer and has already been told he won’t be offered a new deal.

Sanchez is being linked with a move to Italy although his £500,000-a-week wages will be a problem for any club.

Rojo is currently back in Argentina training with Estudiantes having made just three appearances for United so far this season.