Man City end interest in Porto midfielder Fernando

Manchester City will not try again for Porto midfielder Fernando in the summer.

Manchester City will not try again for Porto midfielder Fernando in the summer.

The Manchester Evening News says he will be scrubbed from City’s list of targets after signing a deal aimed at keeping him at Porto until 2017.

The midfielder came close to joining the Blues in the transfer window and would have been available on a free transfer this summer - but his new deal has a buy-out clause of £25m.

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