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Manchester City 'to rival Manchester United for Bruno Fernandes'

City 'to rival United for Fernandes'
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Manchester City are reportedly prepared to rival Manchester United in the race to sign Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes.

Manchester City have reportedly identified Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes as a potential transfer target.

Since the beginning of the January window, Fernandes has been heavily linked with a switch to City's neighbours Manchester United.

However, despite the Portugal international allegedly agreeing personal terms, the two clubs are yet to agree a fee for the playmaker.

According to Correio de Manha, City may look to take advantage of the situation as Pep Guardiola looks to make changes to his squad.

The report claims that the Premier League champions are willing to go as high as £86m - significantly more than United are prepared to spend on the 25-year-old.

Should they follow up any interest, City may prefer to wait until the summer before completing a deal.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool26251061154676
2Manchester CityMan City26173667293854
3Leicester CityLeicester26155654262850
4Chelsea2612594336741
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs2611784334940
6Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd2610972824439
7Manchester UnitedMan Utd2610883829938
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2681263532336
9Everton26106103438-436
10Arsenal2671363634234
11Burnley26104123039-934
12Southampton2694133248-1631
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2687112440-1631
14Crystal Palace2679102332-930
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2669113138-727
16Bournemouth2675142640-1426
17Aston Villa2674153450-1625
18West Ham UnitedWest Ham2666143045-1524
19Watford2659122440-1624
20Norwich CityNorwich2646162448-2418

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