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Tottenham officials fly to Lisbon in hope of beating Manchester United to Bruno Fernandes

Bruno Fernandes

The Portugal international has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford this summer but United are yet to table a formal bid.

Spurs, who have also been chasing the 24-year-old, have now made a move to become frontrunners for Fernandes’s signature, RTP reports.

The north London club has sent representatives to Lisbon to try to agree a deal for the midfielder, who scored a remarkable 32 goals in all competitions last season.

Tottenham will negotiate directly with Sporting president Frederico Varandas for the player, with the Portuguese club setting a price tag of €65 million.

It remains unclear how much the Premier League side will be willing to offer.

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Alasdair Mackenzie is a freelance journalist based in Rome, and a FourFourTwo contributor since 2015. When not pulling on the FFT shirt, he can be found at Reuters, The Times and the i. An Italophile since growing up on a diet of Football Italia on Channel 4, he now counts himself among thousands of fans sharing a passion for Ross County and Lazio.