The transfer saga surrounding Manchester United and Bruno Fernandes has dragged on for far too long and every day, there are multiple reports providing different sorts of updates.
We know that the price of the transfer (A Bola) has already been set which is 70 million euros (£60million) and a few United players are linked with Sporting CP.
Provided below are the latest stories on the subject covered by renowned Portuguese outlets today.
The leading daily newspaper of Portugal have reported that the Red Devils have everything agreed with the midfielder and want to secure his signing immediately.
However, the Primeira Liga club are setting up obstacles in the way. Why? It is mentioned that the Lions are delaying the transfer to have Bruno Fernandes for the all important fixture against Benfica and the Old Trafford club do not like that.
Record have claimed that Sporting CP are waiting for the final offer from Man Utd which is expected to arrive anytime today (in the next few hours stated in the headline).
The renowned outlet have further mentioned that super agent Jorge Mendes is in England to finalize the details and speed up the transfer of the 25-year-old attacking midfielder.
O Jogo have also highlighted the fee of 70 million euros (60 million cash and 10 million in bonuses) and talked about the loan options that Man Utd have offered.
The media outlet have mentioned that the likes of Andreas Pereira and Angel Gomes are mainly considered by the Portuguese club. However, it is also suggested that Sporting are strategically looking for such loan solutions in order to delay the transfer and keep Fernandes at the club for the derby.
To sum it all up, things are still looking positive but the delay should be frustrating for Man Utd, who desperately need to improve their squad this month. We shall see how the transfer saga unfolds and will keep you updated.