Manchester United are determined to outbid Tottenham in the chase for Sporting midfielder Bruno Fernandes.
According to Newspaper Correio da Manhã, United are planning an offer of more than €75m, which is bigger than what Tottenham were proposing to bid.
The offer would be €60m initially, plus the rest in performance bonuses. Some bonuses are more simple, like a number of wins in the Premier League, although Fernandes would also have to win the Ballon d'Or for the full amount to be paid.
Correio da Manhã adds that Sporting would accept to take the payment in several instalments, which is ‘common’ in this type of contract.
The Red Devil's new attempt to sign Bruno has also been reported by newspaper Record today.
They claimed that due to Spurs’ wait in making an offer to sign the midfielder, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side are now moved to ‘insist’ on the transfer a little bit.
It’s alleged the competition for the player is the reason things have been taking so long to be sorted.
Correio da Manhã on June 9th reported Spurs were in the lead but needed to hurry because Man United and Liverpool were ‘stalking’ the situation.
On June 13th, they claimed a move to Old Trafford ‘appeals’ to the player, and the club ‘can ‘advance’ to make the signing.
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