By Adam Shergold for MailOnline
Published: 07:35 BST, 12 July 2019 | Updated: 07:46 BST, 12 July 2019
Manchester United have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Bruno Fernandes after Sporting Lisbon closed in on his replacement.
The Portugal international playmaker, 24, is a summer transfer target for both clubs as they look to strengthen in that area of the field.
Fernandes, who is valued at £70million, scored 32 goals and added 18 assists in all competitions last season and helped his country win the UEFA Nations League.