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Manchester Utd, Sporting Lisbon to compromise on Bruno Fernandes fee?

Man Utd, Sporting to compromise on Fernandes fee?
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A report claims that Manchester United's hopes of signing Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon have been revived after the clubs agreed to meet in the middle over a fee.

Manchester United and Sporting Lisbon are reportedly close to reaching a compromise over a £47m deal for midfielder Bruno Fernandes.

The 25-year-old is believed to be United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's leading winter transfer target as he seeks to bolster his central-midfield options.

Sporting assistant Emanuel Ferro has cast doubt on a move going through, though, amid suggestions that negotiations have reached an impasse.

United were apparently only willing to pay £42.5m, which falls some way short of the rumoured £68m Sporting have been holding out for.

However, according to Portuguese outlet Plataforma, the two clubs could meet in the middle in order to finalise a transfer before the January 31 deadline.

As well as paying £47m upfront, United will also supposedly include a number of bonuses as part of the deal.

Fernandes played the full 90 minutes of Sporting's 2-0 loss to rivals Benfica last week and took part in training on Monday.

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