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Liverpool to beat Manchester United to Bruno Fernandes?

Liverpool to beat Man United to Fernandes?
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A report claims that Liverpool are trying to beat Manchester United, among other sides, to the signing of Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes.

Liverpool are reportedly hoping to strike a cut-price deal with Sporting Lisbon for in-demand midfielder Bruno Fernandes.

The 24-year-old has 23 goals and 13 assists for the Portuguese giants this season, leading to speculation that he is wanted by Manchester United, Atletico Madrid and AC Milan.

According to a report carried by The Mirror, though, Liverpool are trying to get to Fernandes's signature first.

Sporting vice president Francisco Salgado Zenha has admitted that his side desperately need to raise some cash, so they may be forced to sell the Portugal international for less than his £86m release clause.

Fernandes, who joined the Lions from Sampdoria in 2017, is said to have been targeted by Jurgen Klopp as he will provide Liverpool's midfield with something different.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool88002061424
2Manchester CityMan City85122791816
3Arsenal84311311215
4Leicester CityLeicester8422147714
5Chelsea84221814414
6Crystal Palace842288014
7Burnley8332119212
8West Ham UnitedWest Ham83321111012
9Tottenham HotspurSpurs83231412211
10Bournemouth83231313011
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves82421111010
12Manchester UnitedMan Utd82339819
13Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd82337709
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8233810-29
15Aston Villa8224131218
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle8224513-88
17Southampton8215815-77
18Everton8215613-77
19Norwich CityNorwich82061021-116
20Watford8035420-163

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