Bruno Fernandes will cost more than €62m, Sporting president warns

Manchester United reportedly wants Bruno Fernandes but has been told the Sporting CP midfielder will not leave on the cheap.

Portugal and Sporting CP's midfielder Bruno Fernandes has been under Manchester United's radar.   -  Getty Images

Sporting CP president Frederico Varandas says reported Manchester United target Bruno Fernandes will cost more than €62million.

The midfielder has been heavily linked with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side, with Ander Herrera having joined Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer and Paul Pogba's future far from certain.

However, Sporting appear determined not to allow the Portugal international to leave on the cheap.

"I don't know if there are a lot of people interested," Varandas told RTP.

"A lot has been said about values, 55million, 62million... for these values, it's not certain [he leaves].

"If Bruno Fernandes leaves, other quality players will come in."

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Varandas also confirmed Sporting has not yet received any concrete offers for Fernandes, who scored 20 goals in 33 league appearances last season.

United was linked with Sean Longstaff but is said to have been put off by Newcastle United's £50m valuation.

The Red Devils have spent approximately £65m to sign Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka in the close season and are rumoured to be close to a deal to bring in Harry Maguire from Leicester City.