Manchester United have stalled on a deal to bring Bruno Fernandes to Old Trafford as they are focusing on Romelu Lukaku’s move to Inter Milan and signing Harry Magure, according to a report from Portugal.
Fernandes, who is reportedly open to joining Man United, is valued at around £70m by Sporting Lisbon, but Ed Woodward has prioritised other pieces of business, including the deal to sign Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace.
However, according to Portuguese media, capturing Fernandes has been shelved by United as they work on Lukaku’s move to Inter Milan and a deal to sign Harry Maguire.
Maguire is a player United have admired since the 2017/18 campaign, during which the Englishman starred for Leicester City and played a key role for his country at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
United’s bid to sign the defender was halted by Leicester’s demand of £80m. Reports this summer have claimed that the Premier League club now wants around £90m. Prizing him away from the King Power Stadium will be very hard, and with less than a month until the English window shuts, it may not leave United with enough time to bring in a midfielder.