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Man Utd confident of Fernandes agreement after new talks

Manchester United are confident of signing Sporting CP midfielder Bruno Fernandes this week after a fresh round of talks.

The Mirror says United could land Bruno Fernandes in a £55million deal by the end of the week after a breakthrough in talks with Sporting Lisbon.

United's bid to sign Fernandes hit a wall at the weekend, with both clubs far apart in terms of their valuation of the free-scoring 25-year-old midfielder.

But there is understood to have been progress between the two clubs, with the loss of Marcus Rashford having accelerated United's need to get the deal done this month.

Rashford is out for at least three months, which has intensified United's need for a goalscoring attacker, with Portugal international Fernandes seen as that player.

United are understood to have bid around £40m for Fernandes, which was dismissed by Sporting, but are ready to return with a bid of £46.78m, which could rise to £55m with add-ons.

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