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Man Utd transfer news: Reds offered Sporting star Bruno Fernandes

It sounds like Bruno Fernandes is a January target for Manchester United.

The midfielder was heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford in the summer, but a deal never materialised.

Now, according to Duncan Castles of the Daily Record, Man Utd have been offered the player again.

He claims: ‘Sporting value the Portugal international at €70 million, having rejected a series of close-season offers from Tottenham Hotspur for their most important player.’

Castles goes on to claim one source believes United could make a formal offer for Fernandes between now and next week.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could do with dipping into the transfer market to strengthen his squad, if United are to have any chance of finishing in the top-four.

He needs a better playmaker than Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata. The latter is past it whereas Lingard’s days at Old Trafford are probably numbered due to terrible performances for well over a year.

Rio Ferdinand appeared to drop a transfer hint on Twitter by tweeting ‘Brunoooooooooooo’ tonight.

It would be a bonus for Solskjaer and the team if we could add an attacking player who will contribute with goals from midfield. Marcus Rashford is one player who could really benefit, drifting in from the left, and he’s already in goalscoring form as it is.

United need more than just an attacking midfielder. They could do with a defensive midfielder too as well as a goalscorer.

The report also claims the Red Devils have rejected two bids for Nemanja Matic. One from Inter Milan and the other from Atletico Madrid.

Castles claims: ‘Manchester United have rejected offers from Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan for their unsettled Serbia International Nemanja Matic as the English Premier League club looks to reshape an underperforming midfield in the current transfer window.’

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