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Sporting valuation puts Fernandes deal at risk

Manchester United’s attempts to sign midfielder Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon could be thwarted by the Portuguese club’s valuation of him. The Primeira club want £68 million for the Portuguese international, but United have only offered £39 million plus add-ons, and the two sides remain far apart in their valuation of the 25 year old. Hopes that he could be ...

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Spurs linked with Porto striker

Tottenham have been linked with a loan move for Porto striker Zé Luís. Jose Mourinho is desperate to add a striker to his squad with Harry Kane out of action for an indeterminate amount of time, following surgery on the hamstring injury he picked up against Southampton. Now he has turned to the Cape Verde striker, but there are significant ...

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Gedson Fernandes set for Spurs move

Benfica midfielder Gedson Fernandes has had a medical at Tottenham Hotspur ahead of agreeing an 18 month loan deal to the Premier League club. The 21 year old box-to-box midfielder is set to become Jose Mourinho’s first signing since he took over as Spurs manager last November. Fernandes joined the academy system at Benfica as a 9 year old, and ...

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United reignite interest in Fernandes

Manchester United are interested in signing Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes again. The Premier League side spent most of last summer being associated with a move for the 25 year old Portuguese international, with Tottenham another club linked with him. In the end through, United decided not to pursue their interest, amidst concerns about how often he gave the ball ...

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United interested in Benfica midfielder

Manchester United are interested in signing Benfica midfielder Gedson Fernandes. The 20 year old has been on United’s radar for some time, and there were even some suggestions that they were ready to make a bid for him last summer. That did not materialise but now there are reports that representatives of the player are in the UK, trying to ...

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January transfer dates revealed

The January transfer window is about to open but, as usual, there are some differences in deadlines between the various major leagues, although nothing like the three week gap between the Premier League and competing divisions that was seen in the summer, and which was attributed as causing some of the instability behind the scenes seen at clubs like Manchester ...

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Fernandes signs new deal to end United transfer links

Sporting Lisbon captain Bruno Fernandes spent most of the summer being linked with a move to the Premier League, with Manchester United close to making a bid for him, and Tottenham also tracking the progress of the 25 year old. And although no transfer subsequently materialised, he had been mentioned again as a possible target for United again when the ...

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United linked with Fernandes again

Manchester United are yet again being linked with a move for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes. The captain of the Portuguese side was heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford in the summer, with Tottenham also interested in a move for the 25 year old. In the end, neither move, nor a proposed transfer to Real Madrid materialised, and ...

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Tottenham set to rekindle Fernandes interest

Tottenham are prepared to rekindle their interest in signing Bruno Fernandes in January. The club were heavily linked with a move in the summer for the Sporting Lisbon captain, but talks between the two clubs eventually petered out because a price could not be agreed. However, now reports suggest that the North London side are ready to make another bid ...

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FIFA plans overhaul of transfer system

Plans to reform the transfer system have been drawn up by FIFA, including the introduction of a cap upon agents’ commissions, and restrictions on the number of loan players. Under the proposals, agents’ fees would be limited to a maximum of 10% of the fee that a selling club receives for a player. Additionally, they could earn up to 3% ...

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