Two Portuguese newspapers bring updates on the Bruno Fernandes saga this Saturday.
Let’s start with the source with consider to be more reliable, which is A Bola. They have a short article saying Manchester United’s attempt to sign the midfielder does not depend on the departure of Paul Pogba.
They say Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continues to look for a new midfielder, and Bruno Fernandes is on a list which includes Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Mario Lemina.
This information goes against some claims we’ve been reading in a specific Portuguese newspaper, which is Correio da Manhã.
Speaking of Correio da Manhã, their sports section today brings a front page saying a lack of Champions League football has been harming Bruno Fernandes’ move.
At first, it looks like the fact that Manchester United are not playing the Champions League next season is the reason why things are not getting through. But no. They say that since Fernandes has not played the competition, clubs are not convinced to spend over €55m on the signing.
Correio da Manhã also adds that Solskjaer has been pushing to get the player, but is having a hard time to convince the club’s board to increase their offer. It’s claimed that only Paul Pogba’s departure would force the Red Devils to spend more on a new midfielder.