Manchester United are said to be considering reviving their interest in Sporting Lisbon’s Bruno Fernandes as the club seeks to add midfield creativity during the January transfer window.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is desperate to add to his midfield options during the winter window and the club are now believed to be once again monitoring Fernandes, the 25-year-old having been linked with a host of Europe’s top clubs during the summer after a prolific season in the Portuguese capital.
Manchester United have been strongly linked with moves for both Christian Eriksen and James Maddison in recent months, though the club have now accepted that a deal for either player is unlikely this month.
Contract rebel Eriksen could be set for a move to Inter Milan after deciding to leave Spurs in search of a new challenge, while Leicester have insisted they will not be parting with any of their prized assets mid-season, making a deal for Maddison difficult at present.
According to Goal, the Red Devils will now turn their attentions back towards Fernandes, the attacking midfielder attracting interest after scoring 32 goals and providing 18 assists in all competitions for Sporting last season.
Despite the Portugal international only signing a new deal to remain with the club in November, United are confident they possess the funds to acquire a player who has a release clause of £85m.