Manchester United and Sporting Lisbon accept as true with held face-to-face talks over the switch of £60m-rated Bruno Fernandes.
Midfielder Fernandes, 25, scored twice as Sporting beat Vitoria Setubal 3-1 in the Portuguese top flight on Saturday.
The Portugal global is enraged by a switch but there has been no settlement between the clubs over a price.
United supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his assistant, Mike Phelan, watched Fernandes play against FC Porto on 5 January.
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Solskjaer has refused to converse publicly about Fernandes and has insisted the membership will handiest mark lengthy-time-frame targets in the January switch window, no matter accidents to midfielders Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay.
On the opposite hand, it’s a long way known United are prioritising midfield as an rental to toughen.
Solskjaer’s facet are fifth in the Premier League, 5 formulation on the relieve of fourth-placed Chelsea in the fight for a Champions League dwelling.