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Man United pull plug on Sporting’s Bruno Fernandes deal

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Manchester United have reportedly pulled
out of negotiations with Sporting Lisbon
over a deal to sign Bruno Fernandes.
The Portugal midfielder has been the subject
of talks between the clubs over recent
weeks, and it was expected Fernandes
would get the move he has wanted.
But talks reached an impasse last Friday and
it seems little progress has been made since
then, despite United’s performances
demonstrating the need for quality
United had offered £42.5million with
another £8.5million possibly due in add-ons
but Sporting have been looking for a larger
chunk of any fee to be paid upfront.
Indeed, The Sun is reporting that United
have backed off in the face of Sporting’s
Apparently, ‘United co-chairman Joel Glazer,
who signs off transfers, simply believes the
structure of the deal is not right and the
player is not worth what is being asked’.
The latest development won’t sit well with
supporters who protested against the
Glazer family and vice-chairman Ed
Woodward during Wednesday night’s
dismal 2-0 defeat to Burnley.
Reports in Portugal suggested such a
‘disaster’ could speed up the deal, but it
seems United won’t pay over the odds
despite the obvious need for new players.

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