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Agent due in London for talks with Man Utd over £70m-rated transfer target

This appear to be moving closer on the Bruno Fernandes front.

Manchester United are reportedly set to hold talks with the Sporting Lisbon midfielder’s agent in London on Wednesday.

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The Red Devils will soon begin preparations for the 2019-20 season after a bitterly disappointing campaign in which they ended up trophyless and sixth in the Premier League.

It was expected that new manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would receive significant backing in the transfer market, but so far United have made just one signing with Daniel James from Swansea City.

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But Fernandes could potentially be the second arrival depending on how negotiations go on Wednesday, as The Mirror, via O Jogo, report that Miguel Pinho will return to London during the week with the purpose of his visit being to talk to United about a move.

The 24-year-old is said to be valued at £70m by Sporting and his goal return last season would suggest that’s a fair price in today’s market. He scored 32 goals and provided 18 assists in 53 appearances last season and has become a key player for the Portugal national team.

Solskjaer needs to address his problems in midfield as well as defence. The midfield is lighter now without Ander Herrera, who has seen his contract expire at Old Trafford, but it could get even worse if Paul Pogba is added to the departure list.

The Norwegian coach will want to keep his best players and adds new signings to the foundations but this United side needs a total makever. New foundations and hopefully a new-look midfield.

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