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- Manchester United haven’t given up hope of signing midfielder Bruno Fernandes
- The Red Devils are exploring the idea of signing PSG forward Edinson Cavani
- Ed Woodward and co. are worried about his age and £ 590 k per-week wages
- Manchester United have entered talks to sign PSG’s Eric-Junior Dina Ebimbe
Bruno Fernandes a problem in dressing room
Bruno Fernandes has become “problematic” in the Sporting Lisbon dressing room as he pushes for a move to Manchester United, claims transfer expert Duncan Castles. United are not willing to pay more than € (million for Portugal international Fernandes, some way short of Sporting’s valuation for the player.)
Castles says Fernandes was “promised” by Sporting he could leave this month after a move to Tottenham fell through last summer.
“Bruno, I ‘ m told, has become problematic in the dressing room, ”Castles said on the Transfer Window podcast.
“ I’m told that the sporting director at the Lisbon club is concerned that should they retain Bruno for the rest of the season that problem will exacerbate and bleed through the team.
“So part of their calculation here is can they find a way of keeping Bruno on board for the rest of the season should they continue to resist Manchester United’s offer to take the player?
“The player wants to go there, he’ll get a very su bstantial pay rise to go there. He wants to get out now because he thought he was going in the summer.
“Sporting turned down an offer of € (m plus €) m in bonuses from Tottenham.
“He was promised by the club he will be allowed to leave the club in the next window but the president has subsequently, subsequent to Manchester United’s offer, gone and talked to Bruno and said ‘Sorry, I cannot sell you for that price, I cannot be seen to sell you for € m, they will have to increase their offer or you’re going to have to stay ‘. ”
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Bruno Fernandes twist
Manchester United have agreed to add £ 4.2million (€ 5m) to their transfer fee for Bruno Fernandes after an intervention by his agent Miguel Pinho, according to a report in Portugal.
Fernandes has accepted United’s proposal of a five-and-a-half-year contract worth £ , a week and is desperate to seal his move to Old Trafford before the January transfer window closes.
United have had their opening bid rejected and are unwillin g to meet Sporting’s demands.
Different figures have surfaced over the exact value of that initial offer but O Jogo ) claim it was £ (m) € (m) plus £ 7m (€ m) in add-ons.
However, Friday’s edition of the Portuguese newspaper states that United have agreed to pay an extra £ 4.2m up front, making the overall deal worth £ . 9m.
That ostensible breakthrough comes after the clubs were still said to be in dialogue on Thursday night over a deal.
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Carlos Tevez? Why not?!
Former Manchester United star Dimitar Berbatov believes Carlos Tevez returning to Old Trafford may not the worst idea.
“There have been reports linking Carlos Tevez back to United on loan, I say why not ?!” Berbatov told Betfair . “When you have these loan deals it’s good to get someone who knows the place, knows the situation of the club and the fans.
“ Of course, he went to Man City but I ‘ m sure the fans would welcome him back. If there is some truth in the story then it’s something that needs to be carefully thought about, the pros and cons need to be weighed up. But, if there’s no other option, this could be the right one.
“In the dressing room, he was quiet, a bit like me, but that’s not always important. We all saw what he was like on the pitch, he would run like crazy, fight for his team, score goals and he would never give up until the final whistle and you could say that is what United need now.
“There’s no one in the team that can bully someone from the opposition like Tevez, or Roy Keane, who would also rip your throat out if you didn’t work hard for the team. Maybe they do need Carlos Tevez for that reason, he always had that quality of shouting and fighting for the team. ”
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