As most of our readers should know by now, it’s being widely reported in Portugal that Sporting president Frederico Varandas has travelled to England.
The official is said to be at Manchester United’s headquarters in London, where he’s thought to be negotiating the transfer of Bruno Fernandes to the Premier League side.
There’s a long list of outlets who have been claiming to have learned this information from their own sources. So far, there’s TVI24, Record, A Bola, O Jogo, Mais Futebol, Observador, Tribuna Expresso, Jornal de Notícias and Diário de Notícias.
Diário de Notícias were the latest one to publish something, but they actually bring some interesting information on how things are developing.
A source from Sporting first confirmed to them that Varandas has been abroad, and claimed that it’s for ‘business reasons’.
The second source ‘guaranteed’ that the negotiations between the clubs are ‘advanced’. The sides are said to be discussing the terms of a deal, and there are two players on the table who could be involved in the agreement.
One of them is Marcos Rojo, who’s already played for Sporting in the past, having signed for Manchester United in 2014. The big problem for his transfer is the big wages he has at Old Trafford.
The second player is unnamed.
Diário de Notícias adds that with the clubs sorting out the details, the transfer could be agreed in the ‘next few days’. It’s said Manchester United would still have to find an agreement with the player.