Manchester United have been given hope in their pursuit of Bruno Fernandes after the midfielder admitted he will speak to Sporting if he receives an offer he can’t refuse.
The 24-year-old was one of Sporting’s star performers this season with 29 goals and 17 assists, while he also helped the club win the Portuguese Cup. Man United have been heavily linked with a move for Fernandes and are reportedly ready to pay €70 million (£62m) in order to sign the midfielder.
And speaking after helping Portugal win the inaugural Nations League on Sunday evening, Fernandes insisted he is not desperate to leave Sporting but suggested he would be open to offers from other clubs.
‘I know nothing, I will take the next few days to understand what is true,’ Fernandes told Sport Mediaset. ‘We know that newspapers sometimes have to make a show to move the market and sell.
‘I’m calm, I’m at a big club. I don’t need to move, I’m not trying to leave. If the opportunity comes to go to a team that you can’t refuse, I’ll talk to Sporting.’
And when asked about a potential move to Inter, Fernandes replied: ‘I had a great time in Italy, I still watch the Italian championship: both Inter and the others, I follow them all.
‘I do not know if their interest is true, but Inter are a great team, they have history. They have a great coach who has made history with Juventus, he has done well with their national team, but the other teams will strengthen as well.’