October 18, 2019
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer struggling to convince Manchester United to improve Bruno Fernandes offer

Bruno Fernandes is tipped for a big-money move this summer
Fernandes is tipped for a big-money move this summer (Picture: Getty)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is struggling to convince Manchester United to improve their offer for Bruno Fernandes, according to reports in Portugal.

Fernandes, 24, is hot property this summer after being involved in 50 goals for Sporting Lisbon in the 2018/19 season.

Sporting Lisbon are prepared to cash in on Fernandes, but are so far refusing to budge on their £70million asking price.

Solskjaer has identified Fernandes as one of two midfielders he wants to sign this summer, but Correio da Manha claim the United boss wishes is at odds with the club board.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has set his sights on Bruno Fernandes
Solskjaer has set his sights on Fernandes (Picture: Getty)

United have indicated they would be willing to pay £50m for Fernandes, but are reluctant to offer more for the attacker.

The board are concerned about paying a massive fee for a player who does not play regularly in the Champions League.

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United failed to qualify for next seasons Champions League, though, the club are determined to back Solskjaer in the transfer market.

Sporting Lisbon want £70m for Bruno Fernandes
Sporting Lisbon want £70m for Fernandes (Picture: Getty)

Solskjaer wants to build his side around young, British talent and has signed Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka as part of that vision.

Newcastle midfielder Sean Longstaff is the second midfield target for Solskjaer, with United in danger of losing Paul Pogba.

The Frenchman wants to leave Old Trafford this summer and is being linked with a switch to Real Madrid and a return to Juventus.

Manchester United's board have reservations about Bruno Fernandes
Uniteds board have reservations about Fernandes (Picture: Getty)

Uniteds board will not sanction an improved bid for Fernandes unless Pogba leaves.

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