How Man Utd could line up with Gedson Fernandes as talks held over £34m January transfer- transfer news today
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Manchester United are reportedly interested in signing Gedson Fernandes. The Benfica midfielder has fallen out with his head coach Bruno Lage and representatives of the player are said to be in the UK to fashion a January move. Sky Sports News report that Fernandes, who has not featured in Benfica’s last seven games, will be offered on a loan deal with a £34million option to buy. The Portugal international’s release clause is £102m but the club accept they will not receive an offer of that magnitude while Fernandes is out of the side. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has spoken openly of United’s desire to only buy players who fit the club’s philosophy. The Norwegian is keen to bring in players close to the peak of their careers who are eager to play for the Red Devils. More pressingly, United are in need of reinforcements in midfield, where they have recently lost players. Neither Marouane Fellaini nor Ander Herrera have been replaced, leaving Solskjaer with Paul Pogba, Scott McTominay, Fred and Nemanja Matic as central midfield options. The United boss tends to play two No 6s with a more advanced playmaker, usually Jesse Lingard or Andreas Pereira further forward. Pogba’s lon...