Andreas Pereira could be part of the Bruno Fernandes deal, since Sporting Lisbon wants Manchester United midfielder on loan because clubs are looking for an agreement on an asking price of £ 64 million
- Manchester United and Sporting Lisbon are negotiating about Bruno Fernandes
- The Portuguese club now wants £ 64 million for the 25-year-old attacking midfielder
- United had previously offered £ 50 million plus another £ 10 million in add-ons
- But the offer can be strengthened if United throws a player in the sport to give him a loan
- Andreas Pereira is the newest player being offered to get the deal over
Andreas Pereira can go on loan to Sporting Lisbon as a makeweight in Manchester United for Bruno Fernandes.
The Old Trafford club has offered several players to get the deal for the Portuguese attacking midfielder over, and Pereira is the one that Sporting is most interested in, according to reports in Portugal.
The negotiations of the two clubs stutter about their respective ratings of Fernandes, with Sporting now requesting a transfer fee of £ 64 million, prepaid.
Sporting Lisbon and Manchester United have different opinions about the appreciation of Bruno Fernandes, with the Portuguese club now demanding £ 64 million for the playmaker
United midfielder Andreas Pereira can be used as a makeweight to close the deal
Portuguese newspaper A Bola report that United Pereira has loaned to Sporting
United is expected to offer £ 50 million plus another £ 10 million in add-ons.
But that would be strengthened by including a player in the deal, with Brazilian midfielder Pereira, who is being replaced in the United team by Fernandes, the newest offered in a loan agreement.
Newspaper A Bola reports that United Sporting offered their fourth-choice goalkeeper Joel Pereira, defender Marcos Rojo and playmaker Angel Gomes – but none of them interested the Portuguese club.
Portugal star Fernandes is wanted by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with his midfield desperate light
Fernandes scores his second goal for Sporting Lisbon against Vitoria on Saturday night
Solskjaer wants to hurt Fernandes after losing Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay
Fernandes, who scores a penalty here, can leave Lisbon before being confronted with rivals Benfica on Friday
Andreas Pereira, 24, regularly played for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this season and started 15 Premier League games and three in the EFL Cup.
But questions have been raised as to whether the graduate graduate is of caliber to play for the first team while Solskjaer continues his reconstruction operation.
However, the loan offer suggests that United wants to keep it in the long term.
Fernandes, 25, wants to sign for United and they have forwarded plans to sign him in the current window after injuries to midfielders Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay.
It is still possible that a deal will be concluded before Sporting plays its rivals Benfica in the Lisbon derby on Friday evening.