Manchester United and Sporting Lisbon appear to have hit a huge stumbling block in their negotiations over a potential transfer of Bruno Fernandes.
The two clubs were reportedly on the verge of reaching a deal with United offering £43 million upfront plus £17m in potential add-ons as they feel that such a financial construction reflects the midfielder’s quality and form well. Further more, Fernandes is believed to be keen on Old Trafford as his destination.
But according to the latest from Sky Sports, Sporting have now decided to raise the total asking price to £68m. United seem to be baffled by the new demands set before them and no talks will be held today (Sunday). However, they are likely to continue next week with the Red Devils not prepared to give up on their primary transfer target just yet.
Fernandes scored 13 goals in 21 appearances for the Portuguese club this season, which is certainly a fantastic output for a midfielder, but it remains to be seen if the two clubs can find common ground before the month is out.
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