It's that time again.
"I don't think one thing is linked to the other", Silas said of Sporting's poor form and the Fernandes speculation.
Bruno is a top target for most of the big European clubs. Given the financial issues that Sporting are now going through, they would still be looking to demand a fee of around €70million for the 25-year-old, however, the Red Devils seem quiet confident that an offer of £45million plus £10millions in add-ons will be enough.
Pogba is now sidelined after undergoing ankle surgery this month but is expected back in February.
Manchester United are in desperate need of reinforcements during this transfer window.
And it may be that within a few months the moment has come when the brown boy crowned with his country's 2018 World Cup, Manchester United say goodbye. Mourinho said. "So you go to Lisbon and he's not coming?" He played 16 games for the Portuguese side this season. He is also regarded as a complete midfielder, chipping in with the defensive duties whilst showing his tactical intelligence and positioning in the advanced areas.
The lengthy injury lay-off now facing Marcus Rashford is sure to have sped up the search for a forward player, but midfield is also an area of concern. That is why United needs him the most.
"If they haggle over whatever the Bruno Fernandes deal is, it could mean that we pay a little more, but they will also see it tonight, Sporting Lisbon will see the desperation of Manchester United and put them in an even more powerful position to hold on to the player and get exactly what they want".
The north London giants have been given the chance to buy Krzysztof Piatek ahead of Tottenham Hotspurs, after his agent offered the AC Milan striker to the Blues.