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Manchester United have had a bid of €35 million (£31 million) rejected by Sporting Lisbon for midfielder Bruno Fernandes.
The Red Devils have been linked for much of the summer with Fernandes and reports suggested they were set to complete the deal following the end of the Nations League tournament which took place on 9 June. However, there has been no news from then until Monday when Italian journalist Nicolo Schira revealed that United have seen a bid turned down by Sporting.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport journalist Schira, Sporting have turned down the bid because they want more money. Fernandes’ contract with the Portugese side contains a clause entitling him to a payment of €5 million (£4.4 million) should he leave the club.
Manchester United have agreed personal terms with Fernandes. He will earn just over £100,000 a week plus bonuses.
Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur have both been linked with Fernandes although sources at both those clubs suggest there is nothing concrete in the rumour.
Sporting are hoping for an international auction for the 24-year-old but at present only United are doing any bidding.
Meanwhile, the Daily Star claims United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told the club’s board to sign Newcastle United midfielder Sean Longstaff.
United are interested in the £25 million-rated 21-year-old. However, there has been no formal approach as yet from the Red Devils.
Striker Marcus Rashford has signed a new deal with Manchester United. The England international has put pen to paper on a new four-year deal. The England international has seen his wages increase to around £250,000 a week on a deal that runs to the summer of 2023.