Sporting president Frederico Varandas is currently in Manchester, according to reports from the Portuguese media this Monday.

Manchester United supporters would probably hope he’s travelled to have a chat with whoever is left at Old Trafford, and not on the Australia trip, about Bruno Fernandes, but that’s not the case.

Outlet Record says the official had a meeting with Manchester City, as the clubs work to strengthen their relationship.

The story claims that Varandas has spoken to Txiki Begiristain about the partnership between the clubs, and should later join Sporting at their preseason camp in Switzerland.

Earlier today, we covered a story from Portugal with a few more details about the clubs’ partnership, which kicked off with the transfer of Félix Correia to Manchester City.

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Record also makes it clear that Varandas’ trip to Manchester has nothing to do with a negotiation with Manchester United for the transfer of Bruno Fernandes, and if there was any chance of it being otherwise they’ve have said so.

Unless Ed Woodward is in the area and decides to finally do something about signing Bruno, using this trip as his inspiration, then nothing is happening here.

Earlier today, newspaper O Jogo had also claimed that Manchester City are not interested in the midfielder either. So it should be really all about the ties between the Lions and Citizens.