Duncan Castles: United bid for Fernandes expected 'soon'
- The Red Devils are looking to sign the 24-year-old this summer.
- Fernandes' agent has informed the club about the upcoming bid from United.
- However, the Portuguese side will not let the player leave for anything less than €60m.
According to respected United insider Duncan Castles, the Red Devils have accelerated their pursuit of Bruno Fernandes with the Premier League season starting in just 3 weeks.
Speaking on the The Transfer Window podcast, Castles has revealed that a meeting has been held between the 24-year-old's agent and Sporting Lisbon.
While Fernandes' representative has informed the Portuguese side that an official offer from United will be submitted 'soon, Sporting are holding firm on their €60 million valuation of the player.
Last week, Portuguese newspaper Correio da Manha reported that Solskjaer was 'struggling' to convince the board that the midfielder is worth the fee demanded by the Portuguese giants.
While the Red Devils' chiefs understand that a new midfield signing is needed at Old Trafford ahead of the 2019/20 season, their valuation of Fernandes is allegedly closer to £30 million.