Fernandes-Man Utd talks collapse, Sporting CP signs new striker

Despite Bruno Fernandes apparently set to stay at the club, Sporting CP has invested in the signing of Andraz Sporar.

Andraz Sporar in action for Slovan Bratislava   -  Getty Images

Sporting CP has announced the signing of striker Andraz Sporar, while talks with Manchester United over Bruno Fernandes have reportedly collapsed.

The Portuguese side was said to be eager to generate significant income this month, but a deal with United over midfielder Fernandes appears to have been stalling for some days.

According to the latest reports, United co-chairman Joel Glazer has stepped in to make it clear the Red Devils will not match Sporting's asking price of €80m.

Despite its need for funds, Sporting has still invested in Slovenia striker Sporar, who has signed a five-year contract with the club that contains a €60m release clause.

Reports in Portugal say the 25-year-old has joined in a €6m deal from Slovan Bratislava, having passed his medical after arriving in Lisbon late on Tuesday.

Sporar had been linked with Scottish champions Celtic and Turkish giants Besiktas.

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