FOOTBALL TRANSFER Bruno Fernandes: Man Utd will not pay Sporting Lisbon’s 80m euro asking price


Manchester United’s attempt to sign Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes has stalled because the clubs cannot agree on a fee.

Sporting are demanding 80m euros (£68m) for the 25-year-old, which United are unwilling to pay.

Talks continue between the clubs for a player rated at 45m euros by Tottenham Hotspur last summer.

United have not ruled out targeting alternatives having made a priority of looking at midfield options this month.