Back to the drawing board as Manchester United see bid for midfielder rejected

Manchester United have seen their £31m bid for Bruno Fernandes rejected by Sporting CP, report Gazzetta dello Sport.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to strengthen his midfield after Ander Herrera's departure on a free transfer.

And the Norwegian has made Fernandes, who scored 31 goals in all competitions last term, one of his leading targets.

However, United have been dealt a blow after their opening offer for the Portugal international was reportedly turned down.

The Lisbon-based club hope to drive the price up by sparking an international bidding war.

United could return with a second proposal or may decide to turn their attention elsewhere.

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