Manchester United are close to agreeing a fee for Sporting Lisbon star Bruno Fernandes.

United sources have indicated a deal is close to being finalised with the Portuguese club for the 25-year-old.

It is understood United have agreed to pay £46.6million up front for Fernandes, with an additional £8.5m in add-ons.

United are confident of agreeing the transfer, subject to medical and personal terms.

Bruno Fernandes has been one of Manchester United's main targets this month

Despite Barcelona's interest in Fernandes, it is understood United remain frontrunners for his signature while a number of enquiries have been made as United look at possible attacking options.

"I haven't got any updates for you on transfers," Solskjaer, speaking on Monday, said with a laugh. "I think it was a waste (of a question) - I gave you the option (not to ask it)!

"I haven't got anything to say now. My mind is just on the game."

Alexis Sanchez would have been a welcome option at this point, despite his struggles since his high-profile switch from Arsenal in January 2018.

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And despite not including a recall clause in his season-long loan deal to Inter Milan, Solskjaer expects him to have an Old Trafford future when he returns in the summer.

"We've got players here we're working hard to get back as well and if there is something out there, then the club are pursuing that and looking at it," the United boss said.

"Of course it is a difficult window. It always has been. I can't remember how many good ones we've brought in, good deals that we've brought in in January.

"Henrik (Larsson) was good, Nemanja (Vidic) and Patrice (Evra) were two good ones."