Ed Woodward ‘stalling’ Man United’s swoop for 24-year-old – report

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Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is looking to temper Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s eagerness to bring Bruno Fernandes to Old Trafford, according to a report in Portugal.

Portuguese media outlet O Jogo, as quoted by Metro, is reporting that Woodward is stalling Manchester United’s bid for the Portugal international despite the risk of upsetting Solskjaer.

The same article states that Manchester United have been hesitant in negotiations as Woodward looks to avoid wasting a huge fee on the Sporting Lisbon star.

According to the same story, Fernandes is a player in demand as Liverpool FC and Tottenham Hotspur have also been linked with a swoop to sign the playmaker.

The Sporting Lisbon talisman scored 20 times and made 13 assists in 33 games in the Portuguese top flight last term to attract interest from a host of top clubs.

Manchester United announced their first summer signing last week after Daniel James completed a reported £15m move to Old Trafford from Championship outfit Swansea City.

The Red Devils are bound to be linked with a host of players in the summer transfer window as Solskjaer looks to revamp his Manchester United team.

The 20-time English champions finished in sixth spot in the Premier League table last term to miss out on a Champions League qualification spot.

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