Sporting Lisbon reportedly rejected a bid of €70 million from Tottenham Hotspur for the services of Bruno Fernandes last summer, with the North London club offering €40m upfront and another €30m in a delayed payment. However, according to O Jogo journalist Filipe Dias, the situation has changed dramatically for the Portuguese side and now they desperately need money, and they would accept such an offer should it come their way again.
The midfielder has been heavily linked with Manchester United in recent weeks. Speaking on Sky Sports’ Transfer Talk podcast, Dias confirmed the interest was genuine and a number of reports suggest that he would very much like to continue his career at Old Trafford, but the two clubs are yet to reach an agreement.
Asked if Fernandes would be available to play in the Lisbon Derby on Friday against Benfica, Sporting head coach Silas couldn’t make any promises. For his part, he would love the Portugal international to stay put, but at this point he is prepared to plan for the future without his captain.
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