Since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has answered to questions about the Bruno Fernandes rumours yesterday, the Portuguese press obviously has lots of stories about Manchester United’s chase for the midfielder.
They both say that agent Miguel Pinho is in England, and should bring offers from Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur for the player.
Despite being forgotten for a couple of weeks, Spurs are back in getting mentioned in the past few days, and it seems they could really be alive in this race for the Sporting captain.
Correio da Manhã says the bids should be made in the ‘coming hours’, while A Bola says the agent is currently ‘agreeing the edges’ of the offers.
Regarding Solskjaer’s quotes, newspaper Jornal de Notícias makes a few comments about it.
They say the manager is making it sound like United will not get to the €70m demanded by Sporting, and even if they make the €60m bid, which is expected in the next few days, it’s unlikely that there will be bonuses which make the numbers get to what the Lions want.
Jornal de Notícias claims that at the moment, Sporting president Frederico Varandas has no intention to accept offers he considers to be too low. They also say time should play on the Lions’ side, since it’s Manchester United who will see themselves getting closer to the end of the transfer window in a couple of weeks.
So perhaps the Lisbon side are waiting for a panic move from the Red Devils.