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    Man Utd ‘Agree Fee’ for Bruno Fernandes as Lazio Want ‘Important Offer’ for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic

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    Manchester United’s desire to sign Sporting CP star Bruno Fernandes has been pushed all summer, and a report from Italy has suggested that the midfielder is on his way to Manchester for a medical after the two sides agreed on a fee.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is believed to be on the lookout for new midfielders this summer, regardless of what happens with Paul Pogba.

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    Fernandes – who shone in Portugal in 2018/19 – has reportedly been one of his top priorities, and ​Corriere dello Sport claim that ​United have finally agreed on a €70m fee with Sporting CP, allowing Fernandes to fly to England for a medical.

    ​Marca also claim a similar story, but they state that the fee is €62m, not €70m. However, given the update features simply as a part of their transfer blog, it is possible that they have taken the information from Correire dello Sport, but have made a mistake on the fee. The €70m has been converted to £62m in the English media, and it appears likely that Marca have simply mixed the two up. 

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    Basically, there’s a lot of confusion around this.

    There are no updates on Fernandes’ future from Portugal. ​Correio da Manha believe that his agent remains in England and will only be called back to Lisbon once he has received an official offer from either United or ​Tottenham Hotspur.

    United are said to be prioritising a move for ​Leicester City’s ​Harry Maguire, whilst arranging a deal for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is also believed to be high on their agenda.

    Their move for Fernandes will not impact their interest in Milinkovic-Savic, with the club set to move for the Lazio powerhouse if ​Pogba leaves Old Trafford for either ​Real Madrid or ​Juventus. As such, they are eager to have an agreement in place, just in case they are unable to keep Pogba at the club.

    A €100m move has been suggested, and Lazio boss Simeone Inzaghi told reporters (via ​Football Italia) that the club will have to consider such an offer if it arrives.

    He said: “My thoughts are that I’d like Milinkovic-Savic to stay, but I also believe the club has to consider offers when they come in and then make a decision. We know that if he was to leave, we’d have some important shoes to fill. I hope he remains, he had a great pre-season training camp, but the market is open and we are ready for any situation.

    “Milinkovic is 24 years old now, he’s no longer a kid. I can give him advice, he is at our disposal and hasn’t missed a training session, but then I don’t know what will happen. I hope he stays. 

    “If an important offer arrives, it is only right that the club take it into consideration.”

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