As featured on NewsNow: Football news

​Man Utd target Fernandes to play in Lisbon derby

Manchester United target Bruno Fernandes will face Benfica in Friday's Lisbon derby "unless disaster strikes", says Sporting Lisbon boss Silas, reports BBC Sport.

United and Sporting have held face-to-face talks over the transfer of £60m-rated Portugal midfielder but there has been no agreement between the clubs over a fee.

"The only certainty I have is that Bruno Fernandes will be present against Benfica," said Silas.

"When we have such an athlete it is normal for a lot of teams to want him, but tomorrow he will be there unless disaster strikes."

Ian Ferris
About the author

Ian Ferris

Have your say
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free