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Bruno Fernandes set to join Manchester United for £46.5m plus add-ons

Manchester United are close to agreeing a deal for Sporting Lisbon’s Bruno Fernandes that will cost a basic €55m (£46.5m) plus a possible €25m in add-ons.

Although personal terms are yet to be agreed there is an expectation this will be a formality.

United’s stance in refusing to meet Sporting’s €85m valuation of the midfielder proved successful, the Portuguese club having raised this from an initial €75m, it is understood.

The first €15m of add-ons is for domestic and Champions League appearances, and the remaining €10m for bonuses triggered if Fernandes achieves exceptional personal incentives.

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