Bruno Fernandes has been exceptional ever since arriving in Manchester in the winter 2020 market.

The attacking midfielder swapped Sporting for Manchester United and in his first 18 months at Old Trafford, he’s scored 38 goals and registered 24 assists across all competitions, out of which 26 goals and 16 assists are from this season.

Fernandes had two goals and two assists to his name as the Red Devils registered a 6-2 crushing victory over AS Roma in the first leg of the Europa League semi-final.

Calciomercato have a report today covering efforts made by Juventus and AC Milan in the past to sign the Portugal international.

The 26-year-old had spells with Novara, Udinese and Sampdoria during his five-year stay in Italy.

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It’s claimed the Turin club followed Fernandes for a long-time when he was with Udinese and also before he moved to Old Trafford. Juve chief Fabio Paratici ‘fell in love’ with the player.

According to the report, it would be ‘impossible’ now for them to make an attempt, due to the stated €120m asking price. The Old Lady ‘regret’ not acquiring the United star’s services before he moved to England.

Calciomercato also add AC Milan came ‘close’ to taking Fernandes on two occasions in the past.

The first attempt was in 2015, when he was with Udinese and the second was in the summer of 2019, while he was with Sporting. Two years ago, Milan’s idea was to include André Silva as part of the operation to lower the price, but nothing came of it.