Manchester United and Sporting Lisbon are still holding talks over Bruno Fernandes.
James Ducker of the Telegraph claims that a meeting took place between the two clubs in London on Friday.
But a deal is not close, according to the Daily Mail, with the clubs still some way apart in their valuation of the Portugal star.
That much was also mentioned in the above report by the Telegraph — so there must be some truth to it.
The Mail suggests United are offering £50m plus £10m in add-ons for Fernandes, while Sporting have demanded a transfer fee in the region of £64m.
There has been speculation that United could include a player as part of the deal, with reports claiming Sporting want Argentine defender Marcos Rojo back.
BBC 5 Live Sport had some news on the deal being close (h/t Simon Stone) which you could say contradicts the above.
“There has been meetings… Fernandes would like to go”
— BBC 5 Live Sport (@5liveSport) January 13, 2020
Fernandes is the type of player Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs to add to his squad this month. Someone to chip in when opponents set up in a low block.
Jesse Lingard has gone backwards and Juan Mata can’t play two games in the one week anymore, as he’s kicking on.