Man Utd plotting January bid for prolific Portuguese midfielder

Premier League giants Manchester United will reportedly launch a bid around £65m to complete a deal for Sporting Lisbon playmaker Bruno Fernandes next week.

The two teams are believed to have met for talks last Friday to discuss a move for the 25-year-old, who has been rumoured with the Red Devils since last summer.

Reports claim that Sporting have turned down Man Utd’s initial offer of a player-plus-cash contract including Joel Pereira and Marcos Rojo.

According to The Mirror, the 20-times English champions are expected to return over the next week with an offer of £65m to secure the services of the player’s.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is particularly keen on signing a new midfielder over January following the injuries to Scott McTominay and Paul Pogba.

The 20-times English champions are believed to be wary of the prospect of a rival bid from Tottenham Hotspur, who were interested in Bruno Fernandes earlier last summer and are in the market for a new playmaker.

Meanwhile, Manchester United considering move for another creative midfielder James Maddison who has impressed at King Power Stadium this season scoring 9 goals and provided three assists in 25 games in all competition.