We admit we’ve missed the Bruno Fernandes saga, and we’re happy to tell that the Portuguese press is preparing the comeback for the January transfer window.

Newspaper A Bola has a story today about the players who Sporting are planning to sell in the middle of the season, saying Wendel and Marcos Acuña are on top of the list.

Then the outlet also writes about Bruno Fernandes. They recall that he was close to leaving for Tottenham Hotspur in the summer, with the Lions rejecting offers of about €70m.

It’s claimed that with January approaching, the midfielder is set to be on the table of negotiations once again, and the club are ‘perfectly aware of that’.

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But they add that Sporting president Frederico Varandas isn’t making a discount now, so whoever comes for Bruno Fernandes in January (whether that is Spurs or someone else) will have to match the same demands as in the summer.

It sounded like the Lisbon side were asking too much by then, and that’s why the captain was never sold, but if Tottenham make a new attempt, they’ll still have to offer more than what they offered in the summer.