Liverpool have reportedly joined their direct Premier League rivals Manchester United in the race to secure services of Sporting Lisbon playmaker Bruno Fernandes in this summer’s transfer window.
The Portugal international midfielder who is currently with the national team played for Sunday’s UEFA Nations League final against Switzerland that has been finished with a triumph for him, has been strongly rumoured with a move to the Red Devils this summer.
However, according to Record, the Merseyside Reds are now in the race for the 24-year-old midfielder, whose agent Miguel Pinho will fly to London next week in order to open talks with hosts of Premier League teams.
The versatile attacker has managed to found back of the net 32 times and contributed 18 assists in 53 games for Sporting during the 2018-19 campaign.
Fernandes has a contract at the Estadio Jose Alvalade until the summer of 2022, but, which places his team in a strong position when it comes to transfer talks.
The player is believed to have a £86m release clause in his current contract with Sporting Lisbon.
Meanwhile, Manchester United and Liverpool are both interested in the signing of another Portuguese sensation Joao Felix who has also been in stunning form this season attracting interest form hosts of European teams.
Portugues wonderkid who has been dubbed as the next Cristiano Ronaldo has managed to found back of the net 20 times in 43 appearences while providing 11 assists as well.
Manchester United have reportedly identified AC Milan stopper Gianluigi Donnarumma as a long-term replacement for David de Gea.
The Spaniard has just completed his eighth season with the Red Devils, however, speculation persists that the keeper will depart from Old Trafford this summer after his poor 2018/19 Premier League season.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been left to consider his options between the sticks, and it has previously been reported that faith would be placed in Argentina international keeper Sergio Romero if De Gea ends his long-term association with the Red Devils.
However, Corriere dello Sport reported that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side may be willing to spend big to secure the signing of AC Milan star
The Italian has already played 160 games for AC Milan – despite being just 20 years of age – and it has been revealed that Italian giants would likely demand at least £50m to part ways with their biggest asset.
Italy international stopper has just two years left on his current deal at San Siro and alongside with Manchester United their bitter rivals Liverpool also keeping tabs on talented Italian, however, it is unlikely to see Donnaruma at Anfield with Allison has become an instrumental part of Jurgen Klopp’s squad.
Manchester United will reportedly make a move for Monaco star Youri Thielemans if Paul Pogba decides to leave Old Trafford this summer.
Pogba’s future at Old Trafford remains up in the air, with Juventus and Real Madrid both believed to be interested in securing the services of the world-cup winning midfielder ahead of the 2019-20 season.
According to The Independent, should the Frenchman depart then the Red Devils will make an attempt to lure Tielemans at Old Trafford, with the Belgium international has had an impressive loan spell at Leicester City on in the second half of the last year.
Tielemans recently revealed that he was ‘flattered’ to be rumoured with a switch to Old Trafford.
The 22-year-old managed to found back of the net five times for the French club in the first half of the 2018-19 season before contributing three goals and five assists in 13 Premier League games for Brendan Rodgers side.
Tielemans is believed to be valued at £40m by his Ligue 1 club, however, Man Utd will face securing his services with Leicester City boss, Brendan Rodgers seems to be impressed with 22-year-old midfielder ad plans to lure him at King Power Stadium for the next season.
However, if Paul Pogba decides to remain at Old Trafford the Red Devils might be still interested in luring Tielemans as a replacement for Ander Hererra who is believed to be on his way to PSG after refusing to extend his stay with the 20-times English champions.