Manchester United are ahead of Tottenham in the race to sign Bruno Fernandes as they slapped in an increased bid for the Sporting star.
United and Spurs have seemingly locked horns over the Portuguese midfielder, but it’s the Red Devils who have lodged an offer that could rise as high as €80million.
According to Jornal de Noticias , Spurs have only bid €65m in comparison.
Manchester have received a double boost in the form of Matthijs de Light being advised to choose Old Trafford as his next destination.
Those are the latest rumours on the Continent as transfer season gets into full swing.
A deal for the likes of Fernandes and full-back, Aaron Wan-Bissaka would perhaps make United a more attractive prospect for De Ligt, who is arguably the hottest property in world football.
The 19-year-old Ajax captain has enjoyed a meteoric rise and has Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain battling for his signature.
He insists his next destination will be decided with a view to which club can offer him the most minutes on the pitch – in this case perhaps Manchester United .